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Notes:

1. Latitude/longitude, including for days in port, show representative decimal positions for each day, as calculated by the Old Weather project's analysis program. As such, they differ by varying amounts from the positions recorded, usually at noon, in the log pages. In addition, some latitudes/longitudes have been amended in edited logs for errors in the logs, for errors in identifying locations by the analysis program, or simply for greater accuracy. In all cases, refer to the log-page scans for the positions as originally recorded. Not all log pages contain this information and the ships' positions have therefore often been estimated.

2. Full account of any day is available by clicking on the link above that day. Groups of links refer to log book covers and introductory information; some may be blank.

Editor’s notes:

Where I have been able to research Personnel, a ship, a place name, or other facts, I have placed underlined ‘links’ in the narrative to help the reader find further research.

Several armaments mentioned in the logs may not be familiar to the reader. The following is a brief listing.

The Ordnance QF 3 pounder Vickers (47mm / L50) was a British artillery piece first tested in Britain in 1910. It was used on Royal Navy warships. It was more powerful than and unrelated to the older Quick Firing 3 pounder Hotchkiss, with a propellant charge approximately twice as large, but it initially fired the same Lyddite and Steel shells as the Hotchkiss

The Wight Seaplane was a British twin-float Seaplane produced by J Samuel White & Company Limited (Wight Aircraft). It was also known as the Admiralty Type 840.

The Schneider aircraft also called the Sopwith Tabloid were British biplanes, originally designed as sports aircraft and later adapted for military use. They were among the first types to be built by the Sopwith Aviation Company

The Short Admiralty Type 184, often called the Short 225 after the power rating of the engine first fitted, was a British two-seat reconnaissance, bombing and torpedo carrying folding-wing Seaplane designed by Horace Short of Short Brothers. It was first flown in 1915 and remained in service until after the armistice in 1918. A Short 184 was the first aircraft to sink a ship using a torpedo, and another was the only British aircraft to take part in the Battle of Jutland.

The Baby (also known as the Admiralty 8200 Type) was a development of the two-seat Sopwith Schneider. Although the Schneider had won the Schneider trophy in 1914, the RNAS did not place a formal order until January 1915. The initial, Sopwith built production version of the Baby differed little from the Schneider Trophy winner.[2]

Further modified aircraft, designed to met the more demanding conditions of 1916-18, were later built by Blackburn Aircraft at Leeds, United Kingdom. In Italy, licensed manufacture was undertaken by SA Aeronautica Gio Ansaldo of Turin. A modified variant of the Baby, the Fairey Hamble Baby was built by Fairey and Parnall.

The ‘Darken ship’ refers to wartime footing and the fact that a ship did NOT want to be in open water with all lights blazing which would make them a visible target for enemy ships. Warships normally ran at night with no lights showing. ‘Log reset’ – refers to the Patent Log – a rotored/propellered instrument towed behind the ship to measure distance travelled. Its ‘rotations’ are frequently mentioned in the Logs as a means of determining speed. It would be read and reset at intervals to determine how far the ship had travelled during a period of time. ‘Bower’ refers to the anchors carried at the bow of the ship.

There are two (2) acceptable spellings of ‘Dispatch/Despatch’ and the logkeepers have tended to switch between them. I have followed their spellings as much a possible.

Once in Port Mudros, Greece - the logkeepers vary – sometimes in the same Day - between Anti-aircraft ‘GUARD’ & Anti-aircraft ‘LOOKOUT.’ I have stayed with ‘GUARD’ for most of the log transcriptions.

Many measurements will be mentioned in the Logs such as ‘Cable, Fathom, Shackle, and Mile (Nautical Mile). Data can be found on the link: Imperial Measures of Length

Some links referring to Compass Deviation Records were ‘out of place’ in the narrative. I have left them there for ‘number sake’ but place them here also for ‘information’ about Ark Royal:

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Log Page – Record of Observations and Compass Deviation – Left half

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Log Page – Record of Observations and Compass Deviation – Right half

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Log Page – Record of Description and Position of Correctors – Left half

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Log Page – Record of Comparisons of Standards with Compasses

Follow the link for a list of all 483 ships met by H.M.S. Ark Royal in the period covered by the log-books, December 1914 to November 1920.

THE VOYAGES OF HMS ARK ROYAL 1917

JP map Ark Royal 1917

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Log Title Page – January 1917

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Log Page - Blank

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Log Page – Officers’ Signatures

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Log Page – Instruments – Barometer – Thermometer Air/Sea



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1917


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1 January 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters erecting & repairing planes & as requisite

7:40am: Coal lighter alongside

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:15am: Commenced coaling ship, port side – Air Service Ratings as above & working party ashore

10:50am: Finished coaling – quantity received 31 tons

1:00pm: Monthly payment made to ship’s company

1:15pm: Hands employed cleaning ship & painting gunner’s store & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

5:00pm: Evening Quarters

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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2 January 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship – double bottom party in No. 1 wing tank - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on Nieuports & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

8:15am: Hands employed double bottom party in No. 1 wing tank, remainder painting gunner’s store & painting on aft deck – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

2:00pm: HMS SENTINEL arrived

5:00pm: Evening Quarters

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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3 January 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship, Watch below on Mess Deck, double bottom party in No. 1 wing tank – Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters repairing planes & as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

9:15am: Hands employed drawing stores, painting gunner’s store, double bottom party in No. 1 wing tank – Air Service Ratings as above

10:30am: MFA PRINCESS ALBERTA, RFA SNAEFELL, and HMS FURY arrived

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon & Royal Navy Reserve seamen to 12 pounder gun drill

5:00pm: Evening Quarters

6:00pm: MFA ERMINE out

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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4 January 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on Nieuports & as requisite

8:15am: Hands employed ashore loading lighter with stores – Air Service Ratings as above

1:30pm: Commenced provisioning ship – Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters erecting Schneider & repairing planes & as requisite

4:20pm: Finished provisioning

5:00pm: Evening Quarters

6:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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5 January 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

1:50am: Anti-aircraft Guard fallen out

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship – double bottom party in No. 1 wing tank

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed working party drawing stores, double bottom party in tank, & painting & as requisite on upper deck – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Magazine flooding arrangements tested

1:00pm: Schneider 3784 arrived from Thaso (pilot Sub Lieutenant Shoppe)

2:00pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

5:00pm: Evening Quarters

6:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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6 January 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

2:00am: Anti-aircraft Guard fallen out

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on Nieuports & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:15am: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

9:00am: 1st dispatch boat turned and lowered for overhaul

10:00am: Night lifebuoys tested

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings to make and mend

1:30pm: Funeral party of 10 Air service Ratings landed under Mr. Ellison

2:00pm: MFA OSMANIEH arrived

4:00pm: Evening Quarters - Lieutenant Spanton Royal Navy Reserve discharged to HMS EMPRESS

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat - 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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7 January 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on Nieuports & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard - MFA OSMANIEH left

8:15am: Air Service Ratings Carpenters & Engineering employed as above

9:30am: Roman Catholics attended service on HMS IMPLACABLE - Divisions

11:00am: Departures: MFA OSMANIEH, HMS CORNWALLIS MFA BRIGHTON

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: HMS RACOON left - HMS FORWARD arrived

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat - 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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8 January 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on Nieuports & as requisite

8:15am: Hands employed working party on ELPINIKI, remainder painting below decks & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

5:00pm: Evening Quarters - Warrant No. 27 read

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat & 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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9 January 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

1:30am: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard

6:00am: Anti-aircraft Guard fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on Nieuports & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers – Hands employed working party on ELPINIKI, remainder painting aft below decks & cleaning & painting dispatch boat & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

9:00am: Disconnected Wireless Telegraph to effect repairs

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

5:00pm: Evening Quarters

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat - 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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10 January 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on Nieuports & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed working party on ELPINIKI, remainder painting aft deck & flats & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Lieutenant Thompson Royal Navy Reserve joined ship from ANGORA - Seaplane 165 made test flights. pilot Lieutenant Field

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon - Seaplane 165 made test flights

2:30pm: Gun’s crews exercised at Anti-aircraft Stations

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Warrant No. 28 read

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat - 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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11 January 1917

[Date written as ‘1916’ – Editor believes it to be in error as data show continuity so should read ‘1917’]

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship & preparing for oiler coming along starboard side - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters repairing & recovering planes

8:00am: Oiler KHARKI alongside

8:15am: Hands employed painting below decks, refitting Jacob’s ladder on mainmast, working party on ELPINIKI – Air Service Ratings as above

10:50am: Finished oiling – quantity received 176 tons

1:15pm: Hands sponging out guns, drawing stores & as in forenoon & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

5:00pm: Evening Quarters

6:00pm: Arrivals: AM HMS PINCHER & GRAMPUS - Departure: Air Mechanic: MFA BRIGHTON

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat - 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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12 January 1917

[Date written as ‘1916’ – Editor believes it to be in error as data show continuity so should read ‘1917’]

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters recovering & repairing planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed painting below decks, working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands employed hoisting dispatch boat & then as in forenoon & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

3:00pm: Ring of stern buoy carried away: stern mooring hauled inboard

4:15pm: Evening Quarters

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat - 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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13 January 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

11:00am: Arrivals: HMS NEWCASTLE, GRASSHOPPER - Departures: HMS COMET, BULLDOG, FOXHOUND

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings to make and mend

5:00pm: Evening Quarters

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat (P.M.) & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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14 January 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:00am: Arrival: MFA PRINCESS ENA: Departures: HMS HARPY, MOSQUITO, RATTLESNAKE

8:30am: Air Service Ratings as above

9:00am: Roman Catholics attended service on HMS IMPLACABLE

9:30am: Divisions - MFA OSMANIEH arrived

5:00pm: Evening Quarters

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat - 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

11:00pm: HMS AGAMEMNON left

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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15 January 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

12:12am: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard - HMS GRASSHOPPER & MFA OSMANIEH left

6:00am: Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters repairing & recovering planes & as requisite

8:00am: Anti-aircraft Guard fallen out

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands painting ship on & below decks, working party on board ELPINIKI – Air Service Ratings as above

10:00am: Seaplane 165 made flight (pilot Sub Lieutenant Simons) - Buoy for stern mooring swept for and buoyed

12:00pm: HMS GRAMPUS arrived. HMS HARPY left

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

5:00pm: Evening Quarters

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat - 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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16 January 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:15am: Hands employed drawing ammunition, painting ship, working party on board ELPINIKI – Air Service Ratings as above

10:00am: Seaplane 9752 left for flight (pilot Sub. Lieutenant Simons)

1:15pm: Hands employed taking in & stowing ammunition - Quantity received for Davis gun 6 pounder. 300 rounds. Davis gun 12 pounder. 300 rounds & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

3:00pm: Stowed 9 barrels rum in spirit room

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat - 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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17 January 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters repairing planes & as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder painting ship & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Mooring trawler laid new stern buoy, ship remoored aft.

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat - 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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18 January 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on Nieuports & as requisite

8:00am: Roman Catholic Service held in turning shelter Father BARRY conducting

8:15am: Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder painting below decks & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat - 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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19 January 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed working party on ELPINIKI, remainder painting after flats & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Arrivals: HMS JED, SARNIA: Departures: HMS RATTLESNAKE, BULLDOG, E 12

1:15pm: Hands employed returning empties to store ship & as in forenoon & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

2:30pm: Gun’s crews exercised at Anti-aircraft Stations - Seaplane 165 made test flight, pilot Sub. Lieutenant Simons

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat - 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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20 January 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters repairing planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:15am: Hands cleaning ship – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: HMS EMPRESS arrived

1:15pm: Hands to make and mend & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Moored 2nd dispatch boat inshore – hoisted motorboat

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat - 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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21 January 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

2:00am: Set Anchor Watch

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters repairing & erecting planes & as requisite

9:00am: Air Service Ratings as above – Raised steam for slow speed

9:30am: Captain’s rounds

11:00am: Lit up 2nd boiler

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

9:00pm: Boats in use – nil

10:00pm: Anchor Watch kept

11:00pm: Stern wire parted

12:00mid: Fires alight in 2 boilers – Steam for slow ahead


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22 January 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

1:00am: Steam for slow Speed

2:00am: Anchor Watch kept

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters repairing & erecting BRISTOLs, Schneiders & Shorts

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:15am: Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder painting below decks & splicing 2 1/2” wire aft – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Let fires die out in 2nd boiler

1:15pm: Hands employed as for Air Mechanic: Torpedo Party under-running telephone cable

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: HMS NEWCASTLE arrived

6:00pm: Seaplane 9763 received from HMS EMPRESS

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat - 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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23 January 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters repairing & erecting Schneiders & Shorts & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder cleaning out sail room & as requisite on upper deck

11:00am: OSMANIEH arrived

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

2:00pm: HMS EMPRESS left

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat - 2nd Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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24 January 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters repairing planes & as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder painting after flats & sailroom – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Seaplane 9764 made test flight: pilot Sub Lieutenant Simons

1:15pm: Read Warrant No 29 - Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

2:00pm: Seaplane 9764 pilot Sub Lieutenant Simons: & Schneider 3783 pilot Sub Lieutenant Evans, made flights

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: HMS TRIAD, flying Vice Admiral’s flag: & transferred flag to H.M.S. Lieutenant Nelson – HMS BULLDOG & FOXHOUND

6:00pm: Departures: OSMANIEH

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat - 2nd Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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25 January 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters repairing & erecting planes & as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed working party onboard ELPINIKI, remainder painting fore and after flats & sail room – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Seaplanes 165 & 3783 made flights: pilots Sub Lieutenants Simons & Evans

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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26 January 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Arrivals: HMS LYNN, MOSQUITO, HARPY, FOXHOUND

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder painting below decks & refitting gear as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

2:00pm: HMS REDPOLE, COMET, and GAZELLE arrived

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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27 January 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on Nieuports & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:15am: Hands cleaning ship – Air Service Ratings as above

10:00am: Seaplanes 165, 8754, 9764 made flights: pilots Sub Lieutenants Abbot, Evans & Simons

11:00am: Night lifebuoys tested

1:15pm: Hands & non duty watch Air Service Ratings to make and mend

3:00pm: Seaplanes 9764, 3784, & 3783 made flights: pilots Flight Commander Field & Sub Lieutenant Evans

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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28 January 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters erecting planes, remainder cleaning up workshops & hold

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

9:30am: Divisions

9:45am: Inspection of ship's company, & ship by Vice Admiral Sir C. Thursby.

10:30am: Muster by open list of ship's company, to receive service certificates

2:00pm: HMS BULLDOG arrived - HMS BASILISK left

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: One schoolmaster Chief Petty Officer joined ship from IMPLACABLE

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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29 January 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Ship’s company exercised at Abandon Ship Stations

8:50am: Hands employed working party on ELPINIKI, remainder sponging out guns & refitting on upper deck as requisite

10:00am: Hoisted 2nd dispatch boat for overhaul – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands as in forenoon & cleaning Small Arms& Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat, Motorboat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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30 January 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder refitting fenders on 2nd dispatch boat, scraping decks & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

6:00pm: RFA ROWAN arrived

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat, Motorboat, & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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31 January 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder refitting fenders on 2nd dispatch boat, painting on aft decks, & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Seaplane 9764 made flight pilot Sub Lieutenant Simons

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: Air Mechanic HMS GRAMPUS, MFA PRINCESS ALBERTA

6:00pm: Departures: Air Mechanic HMS FOXHOUND & BULLDOG

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat, Motorboat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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Log Page – Blank

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Log Title Page – February 1917

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Log Page - Blank

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Log Page – Officers’ Signatures

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Log Page – Instruments – Barometer – Thermometer Air/Sea



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1917


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1 February 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

1:00am: Anti-aircraft Guard kept

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder painting on aft decks & refitting 2nd dispatch boat’s fenders – Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

11:00am: Seaplane 9764 made flight pilot Sub Lieutenant Abbot

1:00am: Seaplane 165 made flight pilot Sub Lieutenant Simons

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat, Motorboat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler

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2 February 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder painting aft deck & as requisite on upper deck

10:00am: Flooding valves tested – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: HMS LATONA arrived.

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

3:00pm: MFA BARRY arrived

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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3 February 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Hands & Air Service Ratings as employed above

9:00am: Seaplanes 3784, 3783 made flights pilot Sub Lieutenant Abbot

10:00am: Night life buoys tested

11:00am: HMS ROWAN, & MFA OSMANIEH & PRINCESS ENA arrived

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters - RFA HEROIC & MFA PRINCESS ALBERTA left

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat, Motorboat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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4 February 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

12:15am: MFA OSMANIEH left

6:30am: Hands & Air Service Ratings cleaning ship, upper deck, & workshops & hold – Flight Commander Field: Left for passage in GAZELLE for Suda Bay

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

9:30am: Divisions

10:00am: Divine Service held on upper deck – Captain officiating

10:30am: Roman Catholics attended Service

11:00am: HMS AGAMEMNON and SAVAGE arrived - MFA BRIGHTON left

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat, Motorboat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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5 February 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed working party on ELPINIKI, remainder making mat for after guns & painting on upper deck – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Seaplane 9764 made flights pilot Sub Lieutenant Simons

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon & working party at Headquarters & working party recovering petrol tins at Limni

2:00pm: Seaplanes 9764, 3783, 3784 made flights. Pilots Sub Lieutenant Simons, Abbot, and Moore

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Read Warrant No. 30

7:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat, Motorboat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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6 February 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft Guard fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: HMS HUSSAR arrived

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed working party on ELPINIKI, remainder making nets for after guns, & exercised at boat pulling – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon & at 12 pounder gun drill & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon & working party at Headquarters & working party salving petrol tins at entrance to harbour

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

7:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat, Motorboat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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7 February 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft Guard fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed party drawing stores for ELPINIKI, remainder making gun net & repairing Besseneau at Headquarters – Air Service Ratings as above

9:00am: Marines landed for drill

1:15pm: Hands employed making gun net & as requisite & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

3:30pm: HMHS ST. MARGARET OFlight SubCOTLAND in

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat, Motorboat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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8 February 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands employed making gun nets, fitting guys for davits & as requisite on upper deck – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: HMS MOSQUITO, HARPY & E 14 left

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

3:00pm: HMHS KARAPARA left

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat, Motorboat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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9 February 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on Nieuports & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed working party drawing stores for ELPINIKI, remainder as requisite on upper deck – Air Service Ratings working party overhauling machines at No. 1 Besseneau & as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat, Motorboat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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10 February 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

10:00am: Night life buoys tested

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat, Motorboat & Z 12

9:30pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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11 February 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft Guard fallen out

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

9:30am: Divisions

10:00am: Roman Catholics attended service on board HMS BIARRITZ

1:15pm: Hands & non duty Watch of morning to make and mend

2:00pm: Duty Watch of Air Service Ratings employed as requisite hoisting out & in Seaplanes

3:00pm: Seaplane 3772 made test flight & taken to Headquarters Besseneau

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat, Motorboat & Z 12

9:20pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


[BIARRITZ, minelayer, mercantile conversion, P.48 (3.15), N.10 (1.18). Built 1915, 2495grt, 23kts. Fitted out by Denny. Armament: 2-12pdr, 180 mines. In service 8.3.15-6.5.20. Served in WW2.]


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12 February 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft Guard fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:00am: Ship’s company exercised at Anti-submarine stations

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed drawing stores for ELPINIKI & for Gunner & as requisite on upper deck – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

2:30pm: Guns crews exercised at Anti-aircraft Defence

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat, Motorboat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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13 February 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, repairing Besseneau, & as requisite on upper deck – Air Service Ratings as above

10:00am: Marine detachment inspected by captain Royal Marines (H.M.S. AGAMEMNON)

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: RFA ROWAN arrived

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat, Motorboat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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14 February 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder exercised boat pulling & as requisite on upper deck – Air Service Ratings as above

9:00am: Marines landed for drill under captain Royal Marines Light Infantry AGAMEMNON

1:15pm: Hands employed cleaning out whaler, refitting boat’s gear & as requisite & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat, Motorboat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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15 February 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed working party on ELPINIKI, side party overside, remainder as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

6:00pm: RFA ROWAN left

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat, Motorboat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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16 February 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed fitting topping lift to main derrick, side party overside, working party drawing stores for ELPINIKI – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: HMS E 21 left - FORWARD, DORIS, & FORESIGHT arrived

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Flight Commander Field returned to ship from GAZELLE

6:00pm: HMS JONQUIL arrived

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat, Motorboat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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17 February 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings hoisting Seaplanes & preparing for flights

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:15am: 165 left for patrol flight pilot Sub Lieutenant Evan, observer Midshipman BARRY Royal Navy Reserve

8:50am: Hands employed side party overside, remainder cleaning ship – Air Service Ratings, working party at Headquarters Besseneau - Seaplane 165 returned

10:00am: RFA ROWAN arrived

11:00am: Night lifebuoys tested

12:15pm: Seaplane 165 pilot Sub Lieutenant Barton observer Midshipman BARRY Royal Navy Reserve left for patrol flight

1:15pm: Hands to make and mend & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

2:15pm: Seaplane 9762 pilot Sub Lieutenant Simons, observer Chief Petty Officer Munsen left for patrol flight

3:30pm: Seaplane 9762 returned

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat, Motorboat & Z 12

10:30pm: HMS TRIAD left

11:00pm: HMS DORIS left

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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18 February 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Hands employed drawing stores from DAGO – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: HMS CLEMATIS in

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings to make and mend

2:00pm: Seaplane 8078 made flight - pilot Flight Commander Field

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat, Motorboat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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19 February 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands preparing ship for coaling - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Commenced coaling ship from lighter No. 4 – Air Service Ratings as above

10:00am: Finished coaling – quantity 26 tons

12:00pm: Hands cleaning ship

1:15pm: Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, side party overside, remainder as requisite on upper deck & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat, Motorboat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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20 February 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters erecting & repairing planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, side party overside, remainder as requisite on upper deck – Air Service Ratings as above & working party at Headquarters

11:00am: Seaplane 8360 pilot sub Lieutenant Simons made flight

12:00pm: Arrivals: HMS IMPLACABLE, STAUNCH, FURY, PARTRIDGE II

1:00pm: MFA OSMANIEH

1:15pm: Hands as in forenoon & cleaning paintwork on upper deck & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat, Motorboat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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21 February 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard – Mr. Gill (Warrant officer 2nd ) left for England on leave

8:50am: Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder scraping decks & as requisite on upper deck

10:00am: Marines landed for drill under Captain Royal Marines Light Infantry AGAMEMNON

1:15pm: Hands employed cleaning boat’s gear & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

3:55pm: Seaplane 9755 left for observation flight (over PRINCESS ALBERTA) (pilot Sub Lieutenant Abbot observer Chief Petty Officer Munsen)

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:25pm: 9755 Returned. Reports sighting one boat load of men. Trawler directed to position

8:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat, Motorboat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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22 February 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed side party painting outside, working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder cleaning out boats,- Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat, Motorboat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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23 February 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder exercised at boat sailing, & as requisite on upper deck – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands employed drawing stores, preparing gunner’s stores for return, & as in forenoon & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat, Motorboat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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24 February 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:30am: HMS COLNE left

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands cleaning ship - working party on board ELPINIKI

10:00am: HMS FOXHOUND and ROWAN arrived

12:00pm: Night lifebuoys tested

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings to make and mend

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat, Motorboat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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25 February 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & cleaning up workshops & hold

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

9:30am: Divisions

10:00am: Divine Service held on Mess Deck

3:20pm: Seaplane 9763 pilot Flight Commander Gamwell observer Sub Lieutenant Halcombe & Schneider 8202 pilot Sub Lieutenant Moore arrived from Thaso

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: HMS FORWARD arrived

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat, Motorboat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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26 February 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: S.S. HOLMESBANK alongside port side to receive 3 Seaplanes & stores etc.

8:50am: Hands employed working party on ELPINIKI, remainder overhauling all screws etc., cleaning boats, & scraping paintwork – Air Service Ratings transferring Short Seaplanes 9762, 9763, 9764 on board HOLMESBANK

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon & loading HOLMESBANK with aviation stores

3:00pm: Seaplane 8360 made nine reconnaissance flight pilot Sub Lieutenant Simons, observer Chief Petty Officer Munsen

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: HOLMESBANK completed stores, machines, Air Service Ratings Officers & man, cast off & proceeded

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat, Motorboat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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27 February 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder drawing stores & on upper deck as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Seaplane 8360 left for Imbros pilot Sub Lieutenant Abbott observer Chief Petty Officer Teesdale

1:15pm: Hands employed drawing stores for ELPINIKI & as in forenoon & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

1:40pm: Oiler KHARKI alongside – Commenced oiling

 Draught    Fore: 13’6”   Aft: 19’10”

2:30pm: Guns crews exercised at Anti-aircraft Defence

3:30pm: Seaplane 8360 arrived from Imbros pilot Sub Lieutenant Abbott, observer Midshipman Barry Royal Navy Reserve

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:05pm: Finished oiling – KHARKI cast off – quantity received 185 tons (Persian)

 Draught   Fore: 14’0”   Aft: 20’3”

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat, Motorboat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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28 February 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed turning out & lowering 2nd dispatch boat, side party overside, remainder on upper deck as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above & working party at Headquarters tent

11:00am: Marines landed for drill under captain (HMS AGAMEMNON).

12:00pm: HMS 22 and RFA ERMINE arrived

1:15pm: Hands employed side party overside, remainder scraping & painting on upper deck – Air Service Ratings as above& Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

3:00pm: ELPINIKI left for Kondia

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Dispatch boat, Motorboat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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Log Title Page – March 1917

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Log Page - Blank

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Log Page – Officers’ Signatures

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Log Page – Instruments – Barometer – Thermometer Air/Sea



LOGS FOR MARCH 1917

[Still anchored head and stern - with 6 shackles on each cable]


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1 March 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

1:00am: Anti-aircraft Guard kept

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:30am: HMS COLNE arrived

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard.

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed washing paintwork on upper deck & as requisite – Boats’ crews and working party with Z 12 at W. Mudros boat slip, cleaning, etc. during overhaul – Air Service Ratings as above & working party discharging petrol of lighter at Headquarters

12:00pm: HMS COLNE left: MFA BARRY left.

12:45pm: Ship’s company received monthly payment

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Working party returned from W. Mudros

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Dispatch boat, Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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2 March 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Boat’s crew and working party left for W. Mudros to overhaul Z 12

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed working party drawing stores, side party cleaning overside, boats crew and working party at W. Mudros overhauling Z 12 – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Magazine flooding valves tested

1:15pm: Hands stowing stores & as in forenoon & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Working party returned from W. Mudros

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Dispatch boat, Motorboat

11:15pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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3 March 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

3:00am: Anti-aircraft Guard fallen out

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Hands cleaning ship & boat’s crew at W. Mudros overhauling Z 12 & Air Service Ratings as above

10:30am: Night lifebuoys tested

1:15pm: Hands to make and mend & Port Watch Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

2:00pm: S.S. ELPINIKI returned from Kondia

3:35pm: Seaplane 165 returned from Imbros, pilot Sub Lieutenant Burton, observer Chief Petty Officer Teesdale

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Dispatch boat, Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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4 March 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

3:40am: Anti-aircraft Guard fallen out

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite – boats’ crew overhauling Z 12

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard – Air Service Ratings working party landed at Headquarters – took Seaplane to No. 1 Besseneau then employed cleaning aviation store landing

9:30am: Divisions, Rounds, MFA OSMANIEH arrived

11:00am: Roman Catholics attended Service on HMS AGAMEMNON

12:00pm: Z 12 working party returned

1:15pm: Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: MFA ERMINE arrived: MFA PRINCESS ENA left

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Dispatch boat, Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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5 March 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard - RFA GAZELLE left

8:50am: Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder drawing stores, painting & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Midshipman BARRY Royal Navy Reserve proceeded to Malta on duty - MFA OSMANIEH left

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon - HMHS KARAPARA arrived

4:00pm: Evening Quarters - Z 12 returned from W. Mudros

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Dispatch boat, Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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6 March 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

4:50am: Anti-aircraft Guard fallen out

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: HMS HONEYSUCKLE arrived

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder renewing boats’ falls & scraping & painting on upper deck

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Dispatch boat, Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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7 March 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers – Marines landed for drill, under Captain Royal Marines Light Infantry AGAMEMNON – Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder on upper deck as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Hoisted out Water Carrier’s motor launch

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

6:00pm: Hoisted 1st dispatch boat and Motorboat

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Dispatch boat, Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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8 March 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed hoisting & turning in Motorboat for overhaul, working party on ELPINIKI, party splicing wire for ELPINIKI’s rigging – Air Service Ratings as above

12:00pm: Lit fires in 2nd boiler

1:00pm: Steam ready for slow speed

1:15pm: Hands employed hoisting dispatch boat & as requisite on upper deck – Air Service Ratings as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

9:00pm: Boats in use – Z 12

10:00pm: Working party of Air Service Ratings landed to close up No. 1 Besseneau at Headquarters

11:00pm: Steam ready for slow speed

12:00mid: Fires alight in 2 boilers


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9 March 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

1:00am: Steam ready for slow speed

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder splicing wire for ELPINIKI’s rigging, & as requisite on upper deck

9:00am: Let fires die out in 2nd boiler – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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10 March 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

5:30am: Anti-aircraft Guard fallen out

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

9:00am: Night lifebuoys tested

10:00am: Seaplane 8078 made experimental flight to test firing Davis gun: pilot Flight Commander Field, observer Flight Commander MacKilligan Headquarters - escorted by 8360 pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Evans, observer Flight Sub Lieutenant Simons

1:00pm: Experimental and escorting Seaplanes returned. Firing test satisfactory: four rounds ammunition expended

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings to make and mend

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Hoisted 1st & 2nd dispatch boats

6:15pm: HMS IMPLACABLE left

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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11 March 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Air Service Ratings as above

9:30am: Divisions – Captain’s Rounds

10:30am: Roman Catholics attended Service on HMS AGAMEMNON

12:00pm: MFA OSMANIEH arrived

2:00pm: Midshipman BARRY Royal Navy Reserve returned from Malta

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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12 March 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard – all bags aired & racks etc. cleaned

8:50am: Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder splicing rigging for ELPINIKI & as requisite on upper deck & Mess Decks - Air Service Ratings as above

11:15am: MFA OSMANIEH left

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon & mustering ammunition& Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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13 March 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder splicing wire for rigging, refitting lower boom gear & as requisite on upper deck – Air Service Ratings as above

10:45am: HMS LORD NELSON arrived

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon & exercised in boat pulling & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

3:00pm: Seaplane 9755 made flight: pilot Flight Commander Field

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:30pm: Seaplane 9755 made practice flight: pilot Sub Lieutenant Simons, observer Midshipman BARRY

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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14 March 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder making rigging for ELPINIKI, refitting lower boom gear & as requisite on upper deck – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Marines landed for drill under Captain Royal Marines Light Infantry AGAMEMNON

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

3:30pm: Hoisted 2nd dispatch boat for repair

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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15 March 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:00am: Lowered 2nd dispatch boat

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard – bedding aired

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder exercising boat pulling, & turning over new rigging to ELPINIKI

11:00am: Midshipman BARRY Royal Navy Reserve: Left in MFA BARRY for Imbros for observing duties Royal Navy Air Service

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon & exercised in boat sailing & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

3:00pm: Gun sights – Parallelogram & Telescopic tested

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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16 March 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed scraping & chipping iron decks, working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder exercised at boat pulling – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands employed on upper deck & Mess Deck & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

3:00pm: Hoisted 1st & 2nd dispatch boats

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – moored up Z 12 for the night

5:00pm: Veered stern wire to bring ship head to wind [Ed: wind increasing to gale force 40 – 60 knots]

6:00pm: Lit 2nd boiler – set anchor watch – steam for slow speed

7:30pm: Stern wire carried away

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 2 boilers


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17 March 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

2:00am: Anchor Watch kept

3:00am: Steam for slow speed

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Hands employed splicing stern wire, fitting boat ropes, &cleaning ship – Air Service Ratings as above

10:00am: Negative steam for slow speed & anchor Watch – Let fires die out in 2nd boiler – working party employed on board ELPINIKI

11:00am: Night lifebuoys tested

1:15pm: Hands to make and mend [Ed: wind down to 15 – 20 knots]

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

9:00pm: Boats in use – Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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18 March 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship, lowered 1st & 2nd dispatch boats, picked up stern wire - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Hands employed hoisting in Water carrier’s motor launch for further refitting – Air Service Ratings as above

10:00am: Roman Catholics attended Service on HMS AGAMEMNON

11:00am: Short 8381 made flight: pilot Sub Lieutenant Moore

1:15pm: Starboard Watch of Air Service Ratings employed transferring Seaplane to No. 1 Besseneau – MFA OSMANIEH arrived

2:00pm: Short 8381 made flight: pilot Sub Lieutenant Simons

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

7:00pm: MFA OSMANIEH left

8:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

8:30pm: Air Service Ratings working party landed at Headquarters to fit Seaplane with bomb-dropping gear

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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19 March 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

3:00am: Working party returned from Headquarters

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings working party at No. 1 Besseneau, remainder on engines,planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, 3 Leading seamen & 3 Able seamen at Educational test held on lower Mess Deck, 36 ratings from shore and 21 from ship under examination

9:30am: Seaplane 8360 made flight pilot Sub Lieutenant Evans observer Air Mechanic Reynolds

12:30pm: Seaplane 8360 returned: exchanged pilots and resumed flight: pilot Sub Lieutenant Abbott

1:15pm: Hands employed – exercised at boat pulling & sailing & as requisite & Air Service Ratings employed as above

3:00pm: Seaplane 8360 returned from flight

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: Air Mechanic HMS COMET, & REDPOLE

5:30pm: Departures: HMS WOLVERINE, SCORPION & MFA BARRY

8:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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20 March 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:30am: HMS PRINCE EDWARD arrived

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder exercised at boat pulling & sailing & as requisite on upper deck – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

2:30pm: Guns crews exercised at refilling aircraft

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Seaplane 9755 made flight: pilot Sub Lieutenant Simons: observer Air Mechanic Oldfield

8:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

11:30pm: Bombing attack by hostile airship (Zeppelin). Opened fire with after 12 pounders. Fired eleven rounds. Airship disappeared to Westward at great height. Schneider made flight from No. 2, pilot Sub Lieutenant Moore. On return had nothing to report.

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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21 March 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

1:45am: Guns' crews closed up for Anti-aircraft alarm. Nothing observed. Placed Anti-aircraft. lookout and duty gun's crew on watch

5:30am: Duty guns crews fallen out

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Fell out Anti-aircraft Guard – Marines landed for drill under Captain Royal Marines Light Infantry AGAMEMNON

8:50am: Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder sponging out guns etc., & as requisite on upper deck – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: HMS FORESIGHT arrived

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon & exercised at boat pulling & sailing & Air Service Ratings employed as above

3:00pm: Seaplane 9755 made flights: pilots Sub Lieutenants Abbott & Simons

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

8:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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22 March 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder refitting 1st dispatch boat falls & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon & torpedo Party ashore detonating unexploded bombs – Air Service Ratings as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

8:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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23 March 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship, lowered motorboat, hoisted & turned in 1st dispatch boat for overhaul – Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder painting flying deck, torpedo party landed to detonate unexploded Zeppelin bombs – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

8:00pm: Boats in use –2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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24 March 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder cleaning ship – Air Service Ratings as above

10:00am: Night lifebuoys tested

11:00am: Short 8381 pilot Sub Lieutenant Simons, observer A. M. Hadfield - Short 9755 pilot Sub Lieutenant Abbott, observer A. M. Borris

12:00pm: HMS SKIRMISHER arrived

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

2:00pm: Mr. Robinson, Artificer Engineer: Discharged to HMS SKIRMISHER

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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25 March 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Air Service Ratings as above

9:30am: Divisions - Rounds

10:30am: Roman Catholics attended Service on HMS AGAMEMNON

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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26 March 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder returning ammunition, cleaning out 1st whaler, fitting strap on aviation target – Air Service Ratings working party at No. 1 Besseneau & as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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27 March 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder fitting towing wire for aviation target, painting out 1st whaler, & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

11:30am: HMS ASTER arrived

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

2:00pm: Hoisted 2nd dispatch boat

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

6:30pm: RFA ROWAN arrived

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat (Air Mechanic), Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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28 March 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder making fenders for Water Carriers’s Motor launch, boat rope for lower boom, & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands employed making side awning & as in forenoon & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

8:30pm: Exercised burning searchlights at high angles by means of mirrors

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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29 March 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder making side awning, painting 1st whaler, & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Seaplanes 8381 and 9759 made flights pilots Sub Lieutenant Simons and Flight Commander Field

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

2:30pm: Guns crew exercised at repelling anti-aircraft attack

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

6:30pm: S.S. ELPINIKI left

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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30 March 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed making side awning, painting 1st whaler, & exercised at boat pulling – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Schneider 3788 pilot Sub Lieutenant Magor arrived from Thaso

12:00pm: Schneider N.1018 made flight pilot Sub Lieutenant Abbott

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

2:00pm: Seaplane 8381 made flight pilot Flight Commander Field, observer A. M. Rutherford

3:00pm: Seaplane N.1018 made flight pilot Sub Lieutenant Abbott

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Schneider 3783 made test flight pilot Sub Lieutenant Evans

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

10:00pm: Anti-aircraft alarm. Guns' crews etc. to quarters

10:15pm: Secure

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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31 March 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:00am: S.S. ELPINIKI arrived

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands cleaning ship – Air Service Ratings as above

10:00am: Night lifebuoys tested

1:15pm: Hands to make and mend & Air Service Ratings working party employed on board ELPINIKI

5:00pm: Seaplane 8360 made flight: pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Simons

6:00pm: RFA GAZELLE alongside to discharge aviation stores

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler - Anti-aircraft Guard kept


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Log Page – Blank

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Log Title Page – April 1817

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Log Page - Blank

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Log Page – Officers’ Signatures

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Log Page – Instruments – Barometer – Thermometer Air/Sea



LOGS FOR APRIL 1917


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1 April 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

1:00am: Anti-aircraft Guard kept

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Air Service Ratings as above

9:30am: Divisions, Rounds

10:30am: Roman Catholics attended Service on HMS AGAMEMNON

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

7:00pm: HMS HUSSAR arrived

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard - Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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2 April 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

2:50am: Anti-aircraft Guard fallen out

6:00am: Hands washing down quarterdeck & preparing to coal ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:45am: Commenced coaling from lighter F4 – Air Service Ratings as above

10:15am: Finished coaling – quantity received 26 tons

 Draught   Fore: 13’10”    Aft: 19’7 1/2”

11:00am: Seaplane 9759 made flight: pilot Sub Lieutenant Simons

12:00pm: Hands cleaning ship

1:00am: Ship’s company received monthly payment

1:15pm: Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder making side awning & fitting falls for port after davit for skiff

3:00pm: MFA OSMANIEH arrived - Mr. Gill returned from England from leave

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Sub Lieutenants Moore & Simons transferred to Repair Base: for land machine course – Sub Lieutenant Evans transferred to No. 2 Besseneau

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard - Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

11:00pm: Guns crews & searchlight crews standing by. Zeppelin reported by Wireless Telegraph

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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3 April 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

3:15am: Anti-aircraft Guard fallen out

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder making side awning, reeving new motorboat falls, & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Mr. Johnston, Warrant Engineer: discharged to England on promotion [Possible: Samuel Johnston]

12:00pm: MFA OSMANIEH left

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon & drawing stores from DAGO & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

3:00pm: Seaplane 3783 made flight: pilot Sub Lieutenant Evans

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:30pm: Roman Catholics Service held in turning shelter - Father BARRY conducting

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard - Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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4 April 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

3:45am: Anti-aircraft Guard fallen out

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:30am: Roman Catholics attended Service

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers – Marines landed for drill - Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder fitting & spreading quarterdeck awning – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: HMS RAGLAN arrived

1:15pm: Hands employed sewing canvas for awning, spreading bridge awnings, & as in forenoon – Air Service Ratings as above

2:50pm: Seaplane N1018 left for Thaso (pilot Sub Lieutenant Magor) [Norman Ansley Magor]

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Hands to bathe

7:00pm: S.S. ELPINIKI left

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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5 April 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands employed working party ashore loading lighter with stores, remainder preparing to provision ship – Air Service Ratings as above

11:30am: Provision lighter alongside

1:15pm: Hands provisioning ship – working party of stokers & Air Service Ratings assisting

3:00pm: HMS HONEYSUCKLE arrived

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Hands to bathe

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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6 April 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

4:00am: Anti-aircraft Guard fallen out

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

9:00am: Seamen landed for route march

10:00am: Lieutenant Thompson Royal Navy Reserve lent to HMS JONQUIL temporarily - Lieutenant Beck Royal Navy Reserve of HMS JONQUIL accommodated on board ARK ROYAL [Possible: Ralph B. Beck]

12:00pm: S.S. ELPINIKI arrived

1:00pm: Ship’s company to make and mend

3:00pm: MFA BRIGHTON arrived

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Hands to bathe

5:30pm: HMS M 20 left

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard - Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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7 April 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

4:50am: Anti-aircraft Guard fallen out

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Hands cleaning ship – all bags brought on deck & racks cleaned and aired – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Night lifebuoys tested - RFA ROWAN arrived

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings to make and mend

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Hands to bathe

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard - Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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8 April 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

5:15am: Anti-aircraft Guard fallen out

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:45am: Celebration of Holy Communion on Upper Deck - Reverend Hill, HMS AGAMEMNON conducting

10:00am: Divine Service held on upper deck – Captain officiating

11:00am: Roman Catholics attended Service on HMS AGAMEMNON

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Hands to bathe

6:00pm: S.S. ELPINIKI left

7:00pm: HMS TRIAD flying Vice Admiral’s flag, arrived. Vice Admiral’s flag transferred to HMS LORD NELSON

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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9 April 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed working party drawing stores, remainder making new side awning, & renewing 2nd whaler’s falls – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: HMS ENDYMION arrived

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings to make and mend

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Hands to bathe

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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10 April 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed making new side awnings, cleaning out fresh water gravity tank, & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: S.S. ELPINIKI arrived

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters - HMS ENDYMION left

5:00pm: Hands to bathe

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

10:30pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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11 April 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

5:15am: Anti-aircraft Guard fallen out

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:30am: Schneider 8203 made flight: pilot Sub Lieutenant Abbott

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers – Marines landed for drill under Captain Royal Marines Light Infantry HMS AGAMEMNON - Hands employed cleaning out fresh water tanks, flats, etc, hoisting out and lowering cutter

11:00am: Diving Party from HMS BIARRITZ employed in searching for lost stores

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

2:00pm: MFA OSMANIEH arrived

3:00pm: Schneider 8203 made flight pilot Sub Lieutenant Abbott

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Hands to bathe

6:00pm: S.S. ELPINIKI left

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

11:40pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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12 April 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

4:30am: HMT ARCADIAN arrived overnight

5:15am: Anti-aircraft Guard fallen out

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed cleaning fresh water tanks, making side awnings & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: HMS SENTINEL & HUSSAR arrived

12:00pm: MFA OSMANIEH left

1:15pm: Hands employed at 12 pounder gun drill there after at boat sailing & as in forenoon

2:00pm: Seaplane 8360 made flight (experimental kite Wireless telegraphy aerial) pilot Sub Lieutenant Abbott: observer Air Mechanic Reynolds

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Hands to bathe

6:00pm: HMT ARCADIAN left [Ed: HMT Arcadian is torpedoed and sunk on 15 April with 277 lost]

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

8:45pm: Hostile aircraft alarm. Guns & searchlights crews to quarters

9:15pm: Secure. No hostile aircraft observed

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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13 April 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed working party drawing stores, remainder cleaning out 2nd whaler & as requisite - HMS LATONA arrived

10:30am: Magazine flooding arrangements tested

11:00am: P.L. 208 alongside for experiment re carrying Schneider

12:00pm: S.S. ELPINIKI arrived

1:15pm: Hands employed scrubbing boat gear etc. & as requisite on upper deck & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Hands to bathe

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

10:05pm: Hostile aircraft signal. Guns and searchlight crews to quarters

10:30pm: Secure. No hostile aircraft observed

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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14 April 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

1:25am: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard

5:15am: Anti-aircraft Guard fallen out

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: All kit bags brought on deck & racks cleaned and aired

8:50am: Hands cleaning ship – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Night lifebuoys tested

12:00pm: HMS EDGAR arrived

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings to make and mend

2:00pm: Guns’ crew exercised at anti-aircraft Stations

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Hands to bathe

5:30pm: HMS EDGAR, MFA REDBREAST, and PRINCESS ENA left

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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15 April 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

2:05am: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard

5:15am: Anti-aircraft Guard fallen out

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Air Service Ratings as above

9:30am: Hands to Divisions – Captain’s Rounds

10:30am: Roman Catholics attended Service aboard HMS AGAMEMNON

12:00pm: Between Noon 14th and Noon 15th- 16 tons fresh water taken over for engine purposes, 5 tons remaining in tank for cleaning purposes, reducing 'Remaining' by 21 tons

1:15pm: Starboard Watch of Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Hands to bathe

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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16 April 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed cleaning out port fresh water tank, working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Mr. Ellison, Warrant Officer 1 (Engineering): Drafted to Repair Base for duty

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon & repairing provision net & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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17 April 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship, furled awning - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:05am: Set anchor watch

8:18am: Stern wire parted – hoisted motorboat & 2nd dispatch boat

8:50am: Hands employed cleaning out port fresh water tank, sponging out guns & cleaning small arms & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Lowered motorboat for duty

8:30pm: Anchor watch fallen out

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, (P.M.)

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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18 April 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:00am: Stern wire picked up & ship remoored aft

8:00am: Marines landed for drill

8:50am: Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder cleaning out port fresh water tank & painting overside – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Schneider 3784 made test flight pilot Sub Lieutenant Abbott

12:00pm: S.S. PEBBLE alongside receiving Seaplane

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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19 April 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Hands employed cleaning out port fresh water tank, & painting overside – Air Service Ratings as above

10:00am: HMS ARNO & LATONA arrived

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: MFA OSMANIEH arrived

5:00pm: Hands to bathe

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat

8:20pm: Burning Searchlight for experimental purposes

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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20 April 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship, tank party cleaning out port fresh water tank - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands employed painting overside & cleaning out fresh water tank – Air Service Ratings as above

10:00am: HMS REDPOLE, COMET, & BASILISK left

10:30am: HMS RATTLESNAKE & MFA ELPINIKI arrived: MFA OSMANIEH left

1:15pm: Hands employed cleaning out port fresh water tank & painting in turning shelter & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Temporary Lieutenant Beck Royal Navy Reserve discharged to HMS REINDEER, left for Salonika by ERMINE

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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21 April 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands cleaning ship- Party cleaning fresh water tank – Air Service Ratings as above

9:30am: HMS STAUNCH & FURY left.

10:00am: MFA ROWAN & PRINCESS ENA arrived

10:30am: HMS BASILISK & PINCHER arrived

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings to make and mend

2:00pm: RFA GAZELLE arrived

3:00pm: HMS M 32 left

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Temporary Lieutenant Thompson Royal Navy Reserve returned to ship from HMS JONQUIL

6:00pm: MFA ROWAN left

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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22 April 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

9:30am: Hands to Divisions

10:30am: Roman Catholics attended Service on HMS AGAMEMNON

11:00am: Seaplanes 3793, 3784 made practice flights pilots Sub Lieutenants Abbott, Crisp, and Washington

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: HMS TRIAD flying Vice Admiral’s flag, left

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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23 April 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder cleaning out port fresh water tank

10:00am: RFA LYNN left & HAZEL, and PRINCE EDWARD in

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Hands to bathe

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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24 April 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed fitting moorings on stern – buoy for life boat, & cleaning paint work & refitting lower boom gear – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: HMS PINCHER & BASILISK left

12:00pm: HMS COMET & REDPOLE arrived

1:15pm: Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder as in forenoon – Air Service Ratings as in forenoon, working party at No. 2 Besseneau

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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25 April 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands employed painting aloft, working party on board ELPINIKI, & drawing stores – Marines landed for drill – Air Service Ratings as above

10:00am: Diving Party from HMS LATONA employed clearing Engine Room inlet etc

11:00am: Oiler KHARKI alongside starboard side

11:20am: Commenced oiling

1:20pm: Finished oiling – KHARKI cast off – quantity received 188 tons

Draught before oiling

Fore: 14’3”

Aft: 19’0”

After oiling

Fore: 14’8”

Aft: 19’6”

3:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: LATONA's diving party ceased work

5:00pm: HMS STAUNCH, REDPOLE, COMET, FURY left

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

10:45pm: Anti-aircraft guns & searchlights crews to quarters for Anti-aircraft ALARM

12:00pm: Disperse

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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26 April 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:20am: Diving party from HMS LATONA resumed work

8:50am: Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder painting ship – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: HMS LOWESTOFT arrived

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Diving party ceased work

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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27 April 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder painting ship – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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28 April 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard – all kit bags on deck – Racks cleaned and aired

8:50am: Hands cleaning ship – Air Service Ratings as above

10:00am: Night lifebuoys tested

11:00am: Arrivals: HMS PINCHER, RATTLESNAKE, RFA PARTRIDGE II, LYNN, MFA PRINCESS ENA

12:00pm: Departures: HMS STAUNCH, FURY

1:15pm: Hands to make and mend& Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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29 April 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard – Air Service Ratings employed as above

9:30am: Hands to Divisions

10:00am: Roman Catholics attended service on HMS LORD NELSON

1:15pm: Duty Watch of Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Hands to bathe

6:00pm: HMS HUSSAR and GRASSHOPPER and MFA ELPINIKI left

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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30 April 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Hands employed painting on upper deck & refitting gear as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

9:00am: Short Seaplane 8360 made flight. Pilot Sub Lieutenant Abbott

1:00pm: Seaplane 8360 sent to No. 1 Besseneau

1:15pm: Hands employed spreading awnings & as in forenoon & Air Service Ratings employed as above

3:00pm: MFA OSMANIEH arrived

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Schneider 3782 left for flight to Imbros, pilot Sub Lieutenant Abbott

5:00pm: Read Warrant No. I (President II)

6:25pm: Short 8360 returned from Imbros (pilot Wing Commander Gordon, passenger Wing Captain Scarlett) escorted by Schneider 3782 (pilot Sub Lieutenant Abbott).

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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Log Title Page – May 1917

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Log Page – Blank

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Log Page – Officers’ Signatures

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Log Page – Instruments – barometer – Thermometer Air/Sea



LOGS FOR MAY 1917

[Logged: “Moored with 6 shackles on each cable & stern mooring”]


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1 May 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed cleaning out magazines, refitting on upper deck as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

11:30am: HMS RENARD and GRAMPUS and MFA OSMANIEH left

1:00am: Ship’s company received monthly payment

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

2:30pm: Guns crews exercised at Anti-aircraft Quarters

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard - Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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2 May 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

2:10am: Anti-aircraft Guard fallen out

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard – Air Service Ratings employed as above

9:00am: Seaplane 8360 made flights: pilots Sub Lieutenants Crisp and Washington: observers Air Service Gunners

9:40am: Divisions

10:00am: V. A. Christian Senior Naval Officer - Inspected ship's company and ship

11:25am: Inspection completed

1:00pm: 19 tons fresh water taken for engine for purposes from starboard tank (7 tons left in tank for cleaning purposes – expended on 3rd May)

1:15pm: Hands employed cleaning out starboard fresh water tank, painting & refitting on upper deck as requisite & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Assistant Paymaster Finnis Royal Navy: left on leave to England

5:00pm: RFA. REDBREAST left

6:00pm: Schneider 8202 made flight: pilot Sub Lieutenant Abbott

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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3 May 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite - HMS SCOURGE and FURY left

8:50am: Hands employed loading lighter with stores, remainder preparing to provision ship, party cleaning out starboard fresh water tank – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Oiler KHARKI and MFA ELPINIKI arrived.

11:30am: Hands provisioning ship

1:15pm: Hands provisioning ship, party cleaning out starboard fresh water tank & Air Service Ratings as above

3:00pm: Seaplane 8360 made flight pilot Sub Lieutenant Abbott

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard - Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


Log pages missing for 4 May 1917 & 5 May 1917


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6 May 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

3:45am: Anti-aircraft Guard fallen out

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard – Air Service Ratings employed as above

9:30am: Divisions, Rounds

10:30am: Roman Catholics attended Service at Naval Camp

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Short Seaplane 8360 made flight pilot Sub Lieutenant Abbott

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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7 May 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: HMS PEONY alongside to fit Seaplane – Anti-aircraft Guard relieved

8:50am: Hands employed refitting gear & cleaning on upper deck as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

10:40am: HMS PEONY cast off. - Greek lighter ELIZABETH alongside to be fitted with engine

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

2:00pm: 100 Rounds Small Arms - Blank expended for instructional class

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard - Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


[PEONY, fleet sweeping sloop, Flower-class, AZALEA-type, ordered 5.15, Acacia, AZALEA and Arabis-types built on merchant ship lines, with similar warship-like appearance, T.39 (9.15), T.71 (1.18). Launched 25.8.15 McMillan. 1200 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1800ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 2-4.7in, 2-3pdr Anti-aircraft or possibly 2-4in, 2-3pdr Anti-aircraft. AZALEA-types served in Grand Fleet, at Queenstown, and in Mediterranean. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Sold 20.8.19TrawlerR. Sales, resold]


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8 May 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

4:45am: Anti-aircraft Guard fallen out

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed guns crews at Maxim gun instruction then refitting on upper deck as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: MFA ELPINIKI arrived

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

2:30pm: HMS FORWARD arrived

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

6:30pm: HMS ARNO and E 14 left

7:30pm: HMS FORWARD left

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard - Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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9 May 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite – Anti-aircraft Guard fallen out

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder painting & refitting on upper deck as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Commenced overhaul of torpedoes, one Engine Room Artificer from LORD NELSON and AGAMEMNON assisting on alternate days

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard - Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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10 May 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft Guard fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder refitting & renewing gear on upper deck – Air Service Ratings as above

11:10am: Short Seaplanes 8381, 8360 made flight in accordance with orders (pilots Sub. Lieutenant Crisp, Washington: observers A. M. Reynolds and Chief Petty Officer Munsen

12:00pm: Torpedo overhaul continued

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

2:00pm: Maxim guns crew exercised

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: HMS BEAGLE, MFA ERMINE

5:30pm: Departures: HMS WOLVERINE, SCORPION, and MFA FOLKESTONE, HMS M 32, MFA ELPINIKI

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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11 May 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed painting cranes & as requisite on upper deck – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Torpedo overhaul continued

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

2:00pm: Guns crew exercised at Maxim drill – Ammunition expended Anti-ship & Ball 250 rounds

3:00pm: Short Seaplanes 8381, and 8360 arrived from Imbros (pilots and observers as on leaving).

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Arrivals: MFA PEBBLE, HMS USK, MFA BRIGHTON, HMS WELLAND

5:00pm: Departures: HMS LATONA, CHELMER, BIARRITZ, JED

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard - Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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12 May 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft Guard fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Hands cleaning ship – Air Service Ratings as above

9:30am: Torpedo overhaul continued

10:00am: Arrivals: HMS FURY, BULLDOG, JED, CHELMER, BIARRITZ, LATONA: MFA GAZELLE, REDBREAST, and BARRY.

1:15pm: Hands to make and mend – Duty Watch of Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: MFA GAZELLE made fast alongside to discharge and embark aviation stores

6:00pm: Arrival: MFA ELPINIKI

6:30pm: Departures: MFA REDBREAST, HMS BEAGLE

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard - Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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13 May 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

2:40am: Anti-aircraft Guard fallen out on account of weather

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

9:30am: Divisions, Rounds – Duty Watch of Air Service Ratings employed as above

10:30am: MFA BRIGHTON left: HMS RAGLAN arrived

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: RFA GAZELLE left: MFA Whiteheadarrived

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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14 May 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder cleaning out 2nd whaler, & overhauling awnings

10:30am: Torpedo overhaul resumed

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Departures: HMS RAGLAN, ADAMANT

6:00pm: Arrivals: HMS WOLVERINE, SCORPION: MFA BRIGHTON

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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15 May 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed cleaning out 2nd whaler, refitting on upper deck as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Torpedo overhaul continued

1:15pm: Hands employed cleaning small arms & as requisite & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:30pm: Arrivals: HMS M 17, PINCHER, and RATTLESNAKE

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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16 May 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed cleaning out 2nd whaler & refitting on upper deck as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Torpedo overhaul continued

1:15pm: Hands employed returning empties & drawing stores & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:30pm: Arrivals: RFA REDBREAST: MFA DAGO

6:30pm: Departures: HMS M 17, MFA ELPINIKI

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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17 May 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Anti-aircraft Guard fallen out

8:30am: Seaplanes 8360, & 8381 (pilots Sub Lieutenant Washington, & Crisp: observers Chief Petty Officer Munsen, & Sub Lieutenant Little) left for Imbros.

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed painting 2nd whaler, fitting clothes lines & as requisite

10:40am: HMS PEONY secured alongside starboard side, to receive and fit aviation gear

1:20pm: Seaplanes 8360, 8381 returned from Inbros (pilot as above, passenger Lieutenant Graser Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve.)

2:30pm: Duty guns crews exercised repelling Anti-aircraft attack

3:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: M 29, HMHS REWA, USK, WELLAND, RATTLESNAKE, FOLKESTONE, HEROIC.

6:00pm: Departures: WOLVERINE, SCORPION, BRIGHTON, LATONA, GRASSHOPPER, BULLDOG, RACOON, BARRY.

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft GuardBoats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, & Z 12

11:00pm: HMS PEONY alongside overnight

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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18 May 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed painting 2nd whaler, renewing clothes lines, painting on cable deck & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Torpedo overhaul continued

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: ADAMANT, E 25, STAUNCH, FURY, and BRIGHTON

6:00pm: Departures: HMHS KARAPARA, JED, REDPOLE, M 32 & KHARKI

7:00pm: Seaplane 8360, pilot Sub Lieutenant Washington made reconnaissance flight

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, & Z 12

11:00pm: HMS PEONY alongside overnight

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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19 May 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

9:00am: RFA GAZELLE alongside to discharge aviation stores

10:00am: HMS PEONY cast off - Sub Lieutenants Abbott and Evans, with 2 Schneider Seaplanes, lent to PEONY with for duty

12:00pm: Seaplanes 9755 and 8360 (pilots Sub Lieutenants Crisp and Washington: observers Air Mechanic Townsend and Ford) left for Thaso

1:15pm: Hands to make and mend & Duty Watch of Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: BULLDOG, FOXHOUND, GAZELLE

6:00pm: Departures: LATONA, STAUNCH, HEROIC, PEBBLE, REDBREAST, PEONY, and PRINCESS ENA

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard - Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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20 May 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Anti-aircraft Guard fallen out

8:50am: Air Service Ratings employed as above

9:30am: Divisions & Rounds

10:00am: Roman Catholics attended Service at Naval Transport Office Camp.

1:30pm: RFA GAZELLE alongside to receive aviation stores

2:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: LATONA, MOSQUITO, SCORPION, WOLVERINE

6:00pm: Departures: BRIGHTON, GAZELLE

7:00pm: Z 12 towed to District Naval Transport Office for repair

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard - Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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21 May 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Anti-aircraft Guard fallen out

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed turning out & lowering Wing Captain’s boat & No. 1 Dispatch boat, painting 2nd whaler & refitting as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

12:00pm: Torpedo overhaul continued

1:15pm: Hands employed returning empties & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: ARNO, RATTLESNAKE, PINCHER, KHARKI & BRIGHTON

6:00pm: Departures: FOXHOUND, BULLDOG, STAUNCH and ELPINIKI

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard - Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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22 May 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

2:45am: Anti- aircraft lookout fallen out on account of weather

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands employed hoisting cutter & No. 2 Dispatch boat, lowered No. 1 Dispatch boat then as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

12:00pm: Torpedo overhaul continued

1:15pm: Hands employed cleaning paintwork on Mess Deck & as requisite & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: LATONA, SAVAGE, STAUNCH, M 17, and M 18

6:00pm: Departures: Nil.

8:00pm: Raised steam for slow speed - Boats in use – Nil

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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23 May 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

1:00am: Steam for slow speed

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed refitting on upper deck & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

12:00pm: Torpedo overhaul continued

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Torpedo overhaul completed – Arrivals: Nil

6:00pm: Departures: SCORPION, WOLVERINE

8:00pm: Negative steam for slow speed

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard - Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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24 May 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Anti-aircraft Guard fallen out

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed cleaning out tanks & as requisite on upper deck – Air Service Ratings as above

12:00pm: Anti-aircraft alarm. Gun's crews etc. to action stations

12:10pm: Negative Anti-aircraft alarm

1:15pm: Hands employed restowing torpedos & as in forenoon & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Seaplane 165 made flight pilot Flight Commander Field

6:00pm: Arrivals: STAUNCH, TRIAD flying Vice Admiral’s flag and transferring to LORD NELSON on arrival, PRINCESS ENA, FOXHOUND, BULLDOG and M 29.

7:00pm: Departures: BRIGHTON, LATONA

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard - Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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25 May 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft Guard fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed at West Mudros, launching surf boat and bringing her to ship – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands employed baling & cleaning out surf boat, exercised at Maxim drill & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: STAUNCH, LATONA, BRIGHTON, and PINCHER

6:00pm: Departures: RATTLESNAKE and FURY

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard - Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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26 May 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

5:00am: Duty Watch Air Mechanic employed preparing Seaplane for flight.

6:00am: Seaplane 8381 pilot Flight Commander Field left for Imbros

6:00am: Anti-aircraft Guard fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings to make and mend

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: PERDITA, WOLVERINE, SCORPION, ELPINIKI, LOWESTOFT, GAZELLE

7:00pm: Departures: M. 29, KHARKI, STAUNCH, LATONA, PRINCESS ENA

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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27 May 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

9:30am: Divisions, Rounds – Air Service Ratings employed as above

10:30am: Roman Catholics attended Service at Naval Transport Office Camp

11:20am: Seaplane 8381 (pilot Flight Commander Field) returned from Imbros

3:20pm: Seaplane 8360 (pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Washington) arrived from Thaso

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: Dutch S.S. HEBE: and PRINCE EDWARD, STAUNCH, LATONA, ARNO, OVERTON, and PINCHER

6:00pm: Departures: BRIGHTON, E 25, TB 17

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard - Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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28 May 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft Guard fallen out - Hands preparing to coal ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:45am: Commenced coaling from lighter C 3

8:15am: Air Service Ratings employed as above

9:20am: Finished coaling: quantity received 22 tons.

   Draught before   Fore 14’0”   Aft 19’5”

   Draught after      Fore 14’1”   Aft 19’5”

11:00am: Hands cleaning ship

12:05pm: Seaplane 3787 (pilot Sub Lieutenant Arundel) arrived

1:15pm: Hands employed working party on board ELPINIKI, remainder cleaning out tank & surf boat & Air Service Ratings employed as above

3:00pm: OVERTON alongside and discharged Seaplane

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: E 21, BRIGHTON, and Torpedo Boats 070, 060, 043.

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard - Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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29 May 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft Guard fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Hands employed working party 6 hands & 1 Leading Seaman at floating dock, remainder as requisite & drawing stores – Air Service Ratings as above

12:15pm: S.S. ROKER alongside to embark Seaplane

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: USK, BARRY, CHESTERFIELD, ARNO & FOLKESTONE

6:00pm: Departures: ELPINIKI

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard - Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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30 May 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands employed 1 Leading seaman & 6 men as working party on floating dock, remainder cleaning out tanks & as requisite

11:00am: Seaplanes 3793 & 165 made flights: (pilots Sub Lieutenant Washington & Flight Commander Field)

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:00pm: Seaplane 8381 made flight for Anti-aircraft exercise in repelling torpedo carrying machines attack (pilot Flight Commander Field)

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: PERDITA, FOXHOUND, BULLDOG, M17, REDBREAST, KHARKI, PRINCE EDWARD

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard - Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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31 May 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands employed working party at floating dock, remainder returning ammunition & as requisite

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: FURY, COMET, STAUNCH, HUSSAR, PRINCESS ENA, E 21 & ARNO

6:00pm: Departures: WELLAND & USK, E 21, BRIGHTON & HUSSAR

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard - Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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Log Page - Blank

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Log Title Page – June 1917

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Log Page - Blank

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Log Page – Officers’ Signatures

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Log Page – Instruments – Barometer – Thermometer Air/Sea



LOGS FOR JUNE 1917

[Logged: “Moored with 6 shackles on each cable & stern mooring”]


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1 June 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

1:00am: Anti-aircraft Guard kept

6:00am: Anti-aircraft Guard fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Hands employed working party of 6 hands at floating dock, remainder cleaning out fresh water tanks – Air Service Ratings as above

10:00am: Magazine flooding arrangements tested

11:00am: Seaplane 3793 made flight pilot Sub Lieutenant Arundel

1:00pm: Ship’s company paid Monthly payment

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon & painting out cutter & refitting on upper deck as requisite & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: HELIOTROPE, GRAMPUS, RENARD, HEROIC, HARPY, BRIGHTON.

6:00pm: Departures: FOXHOUND, BULLDOG, HELIOTROPE, RIBBLE, FOLKESTONE, GRAMPUS, HEROIC

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard, guns & searchlight crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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2 June 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Lookout & guns crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Aired all bags, racks, etc.

8:50am: Hands employed working party of 6 hands rigging wireless telegraphy mast at Naval Transport Office camp, remainder cleaning out tank & cleaning ship – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Night lifebuoys tested

12:00pm: Seaplane 3793 made flight (pilot Sub Lieutenant Arundel)

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings to make and mend

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: PINCHER, SAVAGE, BARRY, GAZELLE and ELPINIKI

6:00pm: Departures: STAUNCH, HARPY, BULLDOG, REDBREAST, PERDITA, PRINCESS ENA

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard, guns & searchlight crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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3 June 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft Guard & searchlight crews fallen out

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard – Air Service Ratings as above

9:30am: Divisions & rounds

10:30am: Roman Catholics attended Service at Naval Transport Office camp

3:00pm: Sub Lieutenant Washington left in GAZELLE for Suda Bay

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: WEAR, USK, CHELMER

6:00pm: Departures: WOLVERINE, SCORPION, BRIGHTON, GAZELLE & E 21

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat

10:00pm: Anti-aircraft Guard – guns crews etc. on watch

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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4 June 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:20am: Oiler KHARKI alongside

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed working party of 6 at Naval Transport Office camp, remainder cleaning out tanks & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

9:30am: Finished oiling – quantity received 150 tons (Persian)

Draught before:

Fore: 14’0”

Aft: 19’5”

Draught after:

Fore: 14’4”

Aft: 19’3”

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon & scraping & cleaning out life boat & cutter & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Flight Lieutenant Sorley, Flight Sub-Lieutenants Spear and Ballantyne joined ship for duty – Seaplane 8381 (pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Arundel) made flight - S.S. PEBBLE came longside for Seaplane [Possible: Paul William Ballantyne]

6:00pm: Arrivals: BRIGHTON, OSMANIEH, JED, BULLDOG and FOXHOUND

7:00pm: Departures: BULLDOG, FOXHOUND, JED, PINCHER, and SAVAGE

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard, gun & searchlight crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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5 June 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

3:30am: Duty Watch Air Service Ratings preparing Seaplane for flight

4:40am: Seaplane 8360 left for flight and recalled

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Hands employed cleaning out cutter lifeboat & refitting boat’s falls – Air Service Ratings as above

10:30am: 8 Ratings left for Malta leave

11:00am: 3 Ratings left for England leave

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: BARRY, PRINCE EDWARD & ARNO

6:00pm: Departures: PEBBLE, OSMANIEH

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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6 June 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:20am: Marines landed for drill

8:50am: Hands employed working party of 4 ashore at Naval transport Office camp, remainder drawing stores and cleaning out boats – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon & refitting boats’ falls & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters - Flight Lieutenant Sorley left for Thaso

5:00pm: Arrivals: BASILISK, M 22

6:00pm: Departures: BULLDOG, FOXHOUND, ELPINIKI

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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7 June 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews placed - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed drawing stores & cleaning out No. 1 wing tank – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon & painting out skiff & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: WELLAND, PRINCESS ENA, EDGAR

6:00pm: Departures: M 22, COMET, HARPY, FURY

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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8 June 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft Guard & guns crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands employed working party of 6 at Naval Transport Office camp, remainder as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

10:50am: Handley Page aeroplane arrived from Salonika

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:00pm: Seaplane 8381 made flight (pilot Sub Lieutenant Spear)

2:30pm: Guns crews exercised at Anti-aircraft Stations

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: GRAMPUS, RENARD, MINNETONKA, BRIGHTON

6:00pm: Departures: WOLVERINE, SCORPION, GRAMPUS, RENARD, MINNETONKA

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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9 June 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard – all kit bags on upper deck. Racks etc. cleaning & aired

8:50am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

11:00am: Night lifebuoys tested

1:15pm: Hands to make and mend & Duty Watch of Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: GAZELLE, BARRY

5:50pm: Seaplane 8381 left for Imbros (pilot Wing Commander Gordon, observer Chief Petty Officer Sherlock

6:00pm: Departures: WELLAND, HARPY, GRAFTON, ARNO & 2 Japanese Destroyers, MUTSU & SAKAKI

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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10 June 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

4:00am: Anti-aircraft Guard fallen out on account of weather

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Air Service Ratings employed as above

9:30am: Divisions, Rounds

10:30am: Roman Catholics attended Service at Naval Transport Office camp

11:00am: Seaplane 2788 made flights (pilots Flight Sub Lieutenant Ballantyne & Spear)

2:00pm: Flight Sub Lieutenant Spear left for Mityleni

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: RAGLAN, MOSQUITO, KHARKI, ELPINIKI

6:00pm: Departures: FURY, USK, BRIGHTON, GAZELLE & Japanese destroyers MUTSU & SAKAKI

7:30pm: Seaplane 8381 returned from Imbros, pilot Wing Commander Gordon

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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11 June 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft Guard & guns crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed working party of 4 at Naval Transport Office camp, remainder cleaning out port wing tank & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: SCORPION, WOLVERINE, JED, BRIGHTON

5:30pm: Departures: BULLDOG, FOXHOUND

6:00pm: Seaplane 8360 made flight to experiment with time fuze on bombs. No results obtained. Pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Ballantyne, observer Chief Petty Officer Marriott

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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12 June 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:30am: Seaplane 8360 made patrol flight pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Ballantyne

8:50am: Hands employed working party on board TROSTRAN, remainder as requisite on upper deck – Air Service Ratings as above

9:30am: Seaplane 3788 left for Thaso, pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Arundel

1:00pm: 2 1/2 tons fresh water used in cleaning & refilling crane boiler

1:15pm: Hands employed working party as in forenoon, remainder cleaning out port wing tank & as requisite & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Read Warrant No. 31

5:00pm: Arrivals: SAVAGE, BIARRITZ, OSMANIEH, CHELMER, JED

6:00pm: Departures: CHESTERFIELD, ARNO, BEAGLE, MOSQUITO, BIARRITZ

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard & guns crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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13 June 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

6:45am: Seaplane 8360 made patrol flight pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Ballantyne

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard – Marines landed for drill

8:50am: Hands employed working party on board POLSHANNON, remainder cleaning out tanks & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Resumed non-swimmers’ instructional class at Talikna

5:30pm: Arrivals: FURY, USK

6:00pm: Departures: WOLVERINE, SCORPION, JED, OSMANIEH

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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14 June 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

6:40am: Seaplane 8381 made patrol flight pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Ballantyne

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed cleaning out port wing tank & repairing gear & cleaning as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Seaplane 3793 made flight pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Ballantyne

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:00pm: Received: Depth Charges--2: 12 pounder. Cordite--20 Rounds: Testing & Practice Fuzes No. 65--100 – Expended: Morris Tube--60 Rounds

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: PRINCESS ENA

6:00pm: Departures: FOLKESTONE, BIARRITZ

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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15 June 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

4:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out on account of weather

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed cleaning out port wing tank & as requisite fitting & repairing gear – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: BIARRITZ, BEAGLE, MOSQUITO, BARRY

6:00pm: Departures: RAGLAN, STAUNCH, USK

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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16 June 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:00am: Trawlers 1176 and 1182 alongside with damaged machines

8:50am: Hands cleaning ship – Air Service Ratings as above – Aired all bags & nettings

10:00am: Night lifebuoys tested

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:30pm: Guns crews exercised at anti-aircraft Quarters

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: WOLVERINE, SCORPION, SENTINEL, HAZEL, HEROIC, GAZELLE

6:00pm: Departures: FOXHOUND, BULLDOG, HAZEL, HEROIC, PRINCESS ENA, and PINCHER

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard & guns crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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17 June 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:30am: Seaplane 8381 made patrol flight (pilot Flight sub Lieutenant Ballantyne)

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard – Air Service Ratings employed as above

9:30am: Divisions, Rounds

10:30am: Roman Catholics attended Service at Naval Transport Office camp

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: M 33, SAVAGE, MOSQUITO, HARPY, M 17

6:00pm: Departures: BRIGHTON & GAZELLE

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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18 June 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:00am: Seaplane 8381 made patrol flight pilot Sub Lieutenant Ballantyne

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands employed cleaning out port wing tank & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

11:10am: Seaplane 8380 left for Imbros pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Ballantyne

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

3:20pm: Seaplane 8360 returned from Imbros

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: USK, BRIGHTON

6:00pm: Departures: WEAR, WELLAND, and ELPINIKI

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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19 June 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

6:35am: Seaplane 8381 made patrol flight (pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Crisp)

8:50am: Hands employed cleaning out port wing tank, cleaning ship overside & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

10:00am: Educational exam for Petty Officer held on Mess Deck

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: BULLDOG, FOXHOUND, RATTLESNAKE, SENTINEL

6:00pm: Departures: WOLVERINE, SAVAGE, SENTINEL

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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20 June 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:00am: Seaplane 8381 made patrol flight, pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Ballantyne

8:00am: Marines landed for drill

8:50am: Hands employed working party of 4 at Naval camp, remainder cleaning out port wing tank & oiling wire hawsers – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Seaplanes 3793 (pilot Flight Lieutenant Moore), 8381, 8360 (pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Ballantyne) made flights: 8360 to Imbros

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:00pm: 7 ratings returned off Malta leave: 1 rating detained Malta hospital

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Seaplane 8381 (pilot Flight Commander Field) made flight - 8360 returned from Imbros

6:00pm: Arrivals: ELPINIKI, OSMANIEH, SKIRMISHER

7:00pm: Departures: Nil

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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21 June 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:00am: Seaplane 8360 made patrol flight pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Ballantyne

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard - 8 Ratings left for Malta leave: 2 Ratings left for England leave

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed working party of 4 to HMS REWA, remainder cleaning out tanks & cleaning ship overside

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: PRINCESS ENA, ADAMANT, E 14, & SKIRMISHER

6:00pm: Departures: REDPOLE, BARRY, BULLDOG, FOXHOUND, SKIRMISHER, M 22, TRIAD flying Vice Admiral’s flag, BRIGHTON, OSMANIEH, FURY, ELPINIKI

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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22 June 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:30am: Seaplane 8381 made patrol flight. pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Ballantyne

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed cleaning out port wing tank, oiling wire hawsers & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: WOLVERINE, SAVAGE

6:00pm: Departures: HARPY, MOSQUITO, BRIGHTON, SKIRMISHER

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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23 June 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:30am: Seaplane 8360 (pilot Wing Commander Gordon) returned from Mityleni

8:00am: All bags, racks, etc. aired

8:50am: Hands employed cleaning out port wing tank & cleaning ship – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Night lifebuoys tested

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings to make and mend

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Seaplane 8381 (pilot Flight Commander Field) made flight

6:00pm: Arrivals: RATTLESNAKE, USK, BARRY, & ABERCROMBIE

7:00pm: Departures: WEAR, WELLAND, ADAMANT, E 14, PRINCESS ENA

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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24 June 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out – Duty Watch Air Service Ratings preparing Seaplane for flight

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Seaplane 8381 made patrol flight (pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Ballantyne)

9:30am: Divisions, Rounds

10:00am: Divine Service held on upper deck – Captain conducting

10:30am: Roman Catholics attended Service at Naval Transport Office camp

1:00pm: Seaplane 8078 arrived from Thaso. pilot Flight Lieutenant Sorley

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: PEBBLE, RACOON

6:00pm: Departures: ABERCROMBIE, RENARD, DAGO, M 33 and ELPINIKI

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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25 June 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed cleaning out port wing tank, oiling wire hawsers, & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: CLEMATIS, HARPY, MOSQUITO, LYNN, BRIGHTON, FOLKESTONE.

6:00pm: Departures: USK, COLNE, RACOON

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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26 June 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:30am: Seaplane 8381 made patrol flight (pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Ballantyne)

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands employed cleaning out tank, surveying cable, & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Seaplane N1029 made test flight. Pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Sorley

1:15pm: Hands employed cleaning out tank & cleaning & painting ship overside along waterline & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Seaplane N1029 made flight. Pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Arundel

5:00pm: Arrivals: WEAR, WELLAND, ERMINE, KHARKI, HUSSAR

6:00pm: Departures: BULLDOG, FOXHOUND, FOLKESTONE, BIARRITZ

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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27 June 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Seaplane 8381 made patrol flight. Pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Ballantyne

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed cleaning out tank, cleaning & painting lifeboat & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Seaplane 8360 made flight (pilot Flight Lieutenant Sorley)

5:30pm: Arrivals: WHITBY ABBEY, WOLVERINE, GRAMPUS, DAGO, ROWAN, REINDEER

6:00pm: Departures: MOSQUITO, HARPY, GRAMPUS, BARRY

7:30pm: Seaplane 8360 made flight pilot Flight Lieutenant Sorley

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

8:30pm: Exercised searchlight crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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28 June 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed cleaning out tank, painting ship overside & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:00pm: Seaplane 8360 made flights (pilots Flight Lieutenant Sorley and Flight Commander Field

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: PRINCESS ENA, REDBREAST, USK, COLNE, and ELPINIKI

6:00pm: Departures: LYNN, BRIGHTON, REINDEER, and ROWAN

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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29 June 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:30am: Seaplane 8381 made patrol flight (pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Ballantyne)

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands employed cleaning out tank, returning empties & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: 7 ratings returned from England leave.

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon & fitting ship side awnings & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:15pm: Seaplane 8360 (pilot Flight Lieutenant Sorley) left for Thaso

5:00pm: Arrivals: GRASSHOPPER, BASILISK, FORWARD, BULLDOG, FOXHOUND, BRIGHTON

6:00pm: Departures: RIBBLE, COLNE, PRINCESS ENA

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard & crew

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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30 June 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

5:10am: Seaplane 8360 returned on tow of Torpedo Boat after having come down about 5:00pm with oil pump trouble. Taken in tow about 2:00am off Imbros

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:00am: Seaplane 8381 made patrol flight (pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Ballantyne)

8:50am: Hands cleaning ship – all bags & racks cleared out & aired – Air Service Ratings as above

10:00am: Seaplane 8360 made flight (pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Ballantyne)

11:00am: Night lifebuoys tested

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:00pm: Seaplane 8360 made flight (pilot Flight Lieutenant Moore)

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: M 17, MOSQUITO, BARRY, HARPY

6:00pm: Departures: ERMINE, STAUNCH, WOLVERINE, and SAVAGE

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard & crew

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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Log Title Page – July 1917

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Log page - Blank

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Log Page – Officers’ Signatures

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Log Page – instruments – Barometer – thermometer Air/Sea



LOGS FOR JULY 1917


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1 July 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

1:00am: Anti-aircraft Guard & guns crews placed

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:10am: Seaplane 8381 made patrol flight pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Ballantyne

8:00am: Seaplane 8360 left for Thaso pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Sorley – Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

9:30am: Divisions, Rounds

10:00am: Duty Watch of Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Roman Catholics attended Service at Naval Transport Office camp

2:00pm: Seaplane 3792 made test flight pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Ballantyne

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: BASILISK, GRASSHOPPER, WEAR, WELLAND, CHELMER, ARAGON

6:00pm: FOXHOUND, BULLDOG, BRIGHTON, REDBREAST, GAZELLE, ELPINIKI, GRASSHOPPER & ARAGON

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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2 July 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed cleaning out tank, overhauling lifeboat, refitting provision net & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Seaplane 3792 made flight pilot Flight Lieutenant Moore

12:45pm: Ship’s company received Monthly payment

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: ARNO, FORWARD, BRIGHTON, RIBBLE and USK

6:00pm: Departures: HARPY and MOSQUITO

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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3 July 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:00am: Seaplane 8381 made patrol flight pilot Flight Lieutenant Ballantyne

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed cleaning out tank, renewing provision net, turning out & lowering & rigging lifeboat & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Seaplane 3792 made flight (pilot Flight Lieutenant Moore) nosedived and damaged in landing

12:00pm: Entered Summer routine – dinner hour 12:00 – 2:00

2:00pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:30pm: Flight Lieutenant Moore: Discharged to HMHS REWA

4:45pm: Evening Quarters – Read Warrant No. 32

5:00pm: Arrivals: LYNN, NEWMARKET, ELPINIKI, REINDEER, PRINCESS ENA and OSMANIEH

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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4 July 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:15am: Marines landed for drill at Sports pier

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands employed cleaning out tank, refitting & resewing gear as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands employed as above & returning surf boat to west Mudros

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: ERMINE, FOXHOUND, BULLDOG, RIBBLE and USK

6:00pm: Departures: BARRY and KHARKI

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat

11:00pm: Total eclipse of moon visible

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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5 July 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands employed cleaning out tank, making provision net, fitting cutter’s sails & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

10:00am: Hoisted & turned in motorboat for overhaul

2:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: HARPY, MOSQUITO

6:00pm: Departures: SAVAGE, BRIGHTON

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

8:30pm: Exercised searchlight crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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6 July 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: 10 ratings left for England leave

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed cleaning out tank, making provision net, fitting cutter’s sails & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Magazine flooding arrangements tested

1:15pm: Hands employed refitting jumping net for 1st whaler & as in forenoon & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: WELLAND, WEAR, BARRY, ARNO and BRIGHTON

6:00pm: Departures: FOXHOUND, BULLDOG, COLNE, JED, OSMANIEH and LYNN

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use –1st & 2nd Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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7 July 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:00am: Seaplane 8381 made patrol flight: came down with magneto trouble and taxied back to ship

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands employed cleaning out tank & cleaning ship – Air Service Ratings as above

10:00am: All bags, racks, etc. cleaned and aired

11:00am: Night lifebuoys tested

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings to make and mend

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: RIBBLE, USK, MOSQUITO, WOLVERINE, IMPLACABLE (flying Rear Admiral’s flag) and FOLKESTONE, PARTRIDGE II

6:00pm: Departures: HARPY, PARTRIDGE II, KHARKI, and ERMINE

9:00pm: Boats in use –1st & 2nd Dispatch boat

10:00pm: Duty watch of Air Service Ratings prepared Seaplane 8381 for flight

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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8 July 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard – Air Service Ratings employed as above

9:30am: Divisions, Rounds

10:00am: Roman Catholics attended Service at Naval Transport Office camp

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: Nil

6:00pm: Departures: WEAR, WELLAND, BRIGHTON, MOSQUITO, FOLKESTONE, LATONA

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use –1st & 2nd Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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9 July 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship and preparing for oiler coming alongside

7:00am: Oiler MEXICAN PRINCE alongside assisted by tug

7:40am: Commenced oiling

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed cleaning out tank, drawing stores & as requisite

9:00am: Completed with oil Quantity received 118 tons

9:45am: Oiler cast off & proceeded, assisted by tug

Draught Before:

Draught After:

Fore: 14’0”

Fore: 14’3”

Aft: 19’5”

Aft: 19’9”

2:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

3:00pm: SILVERFIELD alongside to discharge Seaplanes

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: FOXHOUND, BULLDOG, RAGLAN and BRIGHTON

6:00pm: Departures: RIBBLE, USK, RENARD

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

8:30pm: Exercised searchlight crews

9:00pm: Seaplane 8381 prepared for flight

10:00pm: Boats in use –1st & 2nd Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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10 July 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed cleaning out tank – working party on shore – Air Service Ratings as above

2:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: HARPY, MOSQUITO, GRAMPUS

6:00pm: Departures: RATTLESNAKE, WOLVERINE, RAGLAN and GRAMPUS

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use –1st & 2nd Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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11 July 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands employed cleaning out tank, repairing quarter deck awning & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: HMS TRIAD arrived flying Vice Admiral’s flag and transferred flag to LORD NELSON

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon & cleaning out boats & Air Service Ratings employed as above

3:00pm: 6 ratings discharged to IMPLACABLE to qualify for gunnery duties. Reliefs arrived from IMPLACABLE

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: TRIAD, HARPY, WEAR, WELLAND, and REDBREAST

6:00pm: Departures: FOXHOUND, BULLDOG, and ELPINIKI

9:00pm: Boats in use –1st & 2nd Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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12 July 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed drawing stores & as requisite on upper deck – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Seaplane 8078 made flight pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Wilkes

1:15pm: Hands employed stowing stores on board & as requisite & Air Service Ratings employed as above

3:00pm: Seaplane 3793 made flight pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Crisp

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:45pm: Seaplane 8078 left for Thaso pilot Flight Lieutenant Ballantyne

6:00pm: Arrivals: CLEMATIS, USK, RIBBLE, and HARPY

7:00pm: Departures: HARPY, MOSQUITO, and BRIGHTON

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard

9:00pm: Boats in use –1st & 2nd Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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13 July 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

12:30am: Seaplane 8078 towed to ship by trawler and hoisted inboard having attempted to return at 6:15pm and eventually came down at 6:30pm owing to engine trouble.

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers – Hands employed cleaning out tank, cleaning out skiff & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

2:15pm: Hands employed painting out skiff & as in forenoon & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: WOLVERINE, RATTLESNAKE, M 28, PINCHER, QUEEN VICTORIA, and BRIGHTON

6:00pm: Departures: WEAR, WELLAND and M 32.

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use –1st & 2nd Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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14 July 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard – up all bags. Nettings & racks cleaned and aired

8:50am: Hands cleaning ship – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Night lifebuoys tested

1:00pm: GAZELLE alongside to embark aviation supplies

2:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings to make and mend

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: FOXHOUND, BULLDOG, BARRY, GAZELLE, GRASSHOPPER, BASILISK, KASHMIR, OSMANIEH, and KENNET

6:00pm: Departures: RIBBLE, USK, KASHMIR and 2 Torpedo Boat Destroyers

9:00pm: Boats in use –1st & 2nd Dispatch boat

11:00pm: 1 Prisoner and escort arrived from Thaso

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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15 July 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Seaplane left for Mityleni from No. 1 Besseneau (pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Crisp).

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

9:30am: Divisions, Rounds

10:00am: Roman Catholics attended service at Naval Transport Office camp

2:15pm: Port Watch Air Service Ratings employed as requisite

3:00pm: 1 Prisoner from Thaso, discharged to Royal Marines West Mudros

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: MOSQUITO, HARPY

6:00pm: Departures: RATTLESNAKE, WOLVERINE, CHESTERFIELD, GAZELLE, LYNN

7:00pm: Observer Sub Lieutenant Piper joined ship for duty [Possible: William S. Piper]

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard

9:00pm: Boats in use –1st & 2nd Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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16 July 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:30am: Commenced coaling from lighter C 8

8:30am: 8 ratings left for Malta leave

9:00am: Seaplane 8381 made flight pilot Flight Lieutenant Ballantyne

10:20am: Finished coaling – quantity received 31 tons

11:00am: Hands cleaning ship

2:15pm: Hands employed cleaning ship & as requisite & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: WEAR, WELLAND, USK, GRAMPUS, ELPINIKI, and BARRY.

6:00pm: Departures: SAVAGE, BULLDOG, OSMANIEH, KENNET and CHESTERFIELD

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use –1st & 2nd Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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17 July 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:00am: Seaplane 8381 made patrol flight pilot Flight Lieutenant Ballantyne

8:50am: Hands employed working party at Naval Stores Office loading lighter, remainder preparing to provision ship – Air Service Ratings as above

1:30pm: Hands provisioning ship from lighter K 1 – Air Service Ratings as above

5:20pm: All provisions aboard & empties discharged into lighter

6:00pm: Finished stowing all provisions

7:00pm: Arrivals: M 33

7:30pm: Departures: MOSQUITO, REDPOLE

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

8:30pm: Exercised searchlight crews

9:00pm: Boats in use –1st & 2nd Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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18 July 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed overhauling 1st whaler, refitting gear & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

2:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:30pm: Exercised crews at anti-aircraft stations

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Seaplane 1115 made trial flight pilot Flight Lieutenant Ballantyne

6:00pm: Arrivals: RACOON, RATTLESNAKE, FORWARD

7:00pm: Departures: USK, WELLAND, MOSQUITO, ELPINIKI, and BARRY

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use –1st & 2nd Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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19 July 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed refitting lower boom gear, overhauling 1st whaler & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

2:15pm: Hands employed working party on S.W. shore refloating and bringing back life boat, which broke adrift Wednesday afternoon

4:00pm: Air Service Ratings employed as above and taking in stores from trawler 1179 & lighter ELIZABETH

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: Nil

6:00pm: Departures: WEAR and WELLAND

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use –1st & 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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20 July 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Flag of Vice Admiral Christian transferred to HMS FORWARD - Flag of Rear Admiral Hayes-Sadler hoisted on EUROPA on taking up position of Senior Naval Officer [Possible: Arthur Hayes-Sadler]

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed hoisting & turning in 1st Dispatch boat, repairing & refitting gear as requisite on upper deck – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Seaplane 1115 made flight pilot Flight Lieutenant Ballantyne

2:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon & working party in 2nd whaler for sand & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Seaplanes 1115 & 1116 made flights (pilots Flight Lieutenant Ballantyne and Flight Sub Lieutenant Wilks) [Possible: Gilbert Wilks]

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: HARPY, MOSQUITO, COMET, M 22 and LYNN

6:00pm: Departures: M 17, and FORWARD flying flag of Vice Admiral Christian

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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21 July 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

10:00am: Night lifebuoys tested

2:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings to make and mend

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Seaplane 8078 made flight pilot Flight Lieutenant Ballantyne

6:00pm: Arrivals: USK, WEAR, and GAZELLE

7:00pm: Departures: SAVAGE, SCOURGE, ERMINE, FOXHOUND, WOLVERINE, RACOON, MOSQUITO, and IMPLACABLE

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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22 July 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

5:30am: Duty Watch of Air Service Ratings preparing machines for flight

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:00am: Seaplane 8078 made flight pilot Flight Lieutenant Ballantyne

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

9:30am: Divisions, Rounds

10:30am: Roman Catholics attended service at Naval Transport Office camp

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Seaplane 8078 made test flight. Descended owing to engine trouble (pilot Flight Lieutenant Ballantyne).

6:00pm: Arrivals: RAGLAN, WEAR, RIBBLE and ELPINIKI

7:00pm: Departures: BULLDOG and HARPY

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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23 July 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands employed as requisite cleaning & renewing gear on upper deck – Air Service Ratings as above

2:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

3:00pm: Landed Party for funeral of Flight Sub Lieutenant Brett, killed in Seaplane accident 22/7/17

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: BARRY

6:00pm: Departures: USK, WELLAND, and LYNN

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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24 July 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed in refitting & replacing gear in boats & on upper deck – Air Service Ratings as above

2:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: 2 Ratings returned from English leave

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: SAVAGE, SCOURGE, LYNN, M 33, CHESTERFIELD, OSMANIEH, REDPOLE and PINCHER

6:00pm: Departures: WELLAND, RIBBLE, M 33 and ELPINIKI

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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25 July 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship – Marines landed at Buda for drill – Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:30am: Seaplanes 1122 & 1117 made flights, pilots Flight Sub Lieutenant Ballantyne and Flight Sub Lieutenant Wilks

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands employed cleaning & painting on & below decks, refitting 2nd whaler & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

2:00pm: Seaplanes 1122 and 1117 made flights pilots Flight Sub Lieutenant Ballantyne and Flight Sub Lieutenant Wilks

2:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon & cleaning out magazines & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: M19 and BULLDOG

6:00pm: Departures: RATTLESNAKE and JED

8:30pm: Exercised searchlight crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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26 July 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

4:40am: Duty watch of Air Service Ratings prepared seaplanes for flight

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:30am: 18 Air Service Ratings discharged to England – 2 Ratings left for England leave

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers – Hands employed overhauling & refitting on upper deck as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Mr. O'Donovan left for England leave

12:00pm: Rear Admiral Hayes-Sadler (Senior Naval Officer) visited ship

2:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon & overhauling 1st & 2nd whalers - Mr. Finbow discharged to HMHS REWA

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: USK, WEAR, ELPINIKI and ERMINE

6:00pm: Departures: SCOURGE, SAVAGE, REDPOLE, PINCHER and OSMANIEH

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

11:10pm: Anti-aircraft quarters: on alarm rocket being fired

11:35pm: Secure

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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27 July 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

12:00am: Anti-aircraft alarm. Quarters. Four rounds 12 pounder shrapnel expended

12:30am: secure

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

6:55am: Anti-aircraft quarters. Hostile Seaplane appeared from eastward. Three rounds 12 pounder shrapnel expended. Machine retired.

7:15am: Secure

8:50am: Hands employed sponging out guns & transporting stores to ELPINIKI - Air Service Ratings as above

2:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: RIBBLE and WELLAND

6:00pm: Departures: HARPY, BULLDOG and ELPINIKI

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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28 July 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands employed cleaning ship & hoisting cutter inboard – Air Service Ratings as above

10:00am: Night lifebuoys tested

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings to make and mend

2:00pm: Flight Sub Lieutenant Simons attached for duty [Possible: William Vagie Simons]

2:30pm: Flight Lieutenant Ballantyne to No.1 Besseneau for duty

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: CHELMER, GAZELLE, FURY, BARRY, SILVERFIELD, and ERMINE

6:00pm: Departures: CHELMER, WEAR, RIBBLE, M 29, and OVERTON

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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29 July 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

4:30am: Duty Watch of Air Service Ratings preparing seaplanes for flight

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

9:30am: Divisions, Rounds – Air Service Ratings employed as requisite

10:00am: Seaplanes N1116 & N1122 (pilots Flight Sub Lieutenant Cripps & Flight Sub Lieutenant Wilks) left for Thaso and returned due to hazy weather

10:30am: Roman Catholics attended service at Naval Transport Office camp

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: SAVAGE, HARPY, ELPINIKI and LYNN

6:00pm: Departures: BRIGHTON and M 19

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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30 July 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:35am: Seaplane N 1122 (Flight Sub Lieutenant Wilks) left for Thaso

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed cleaning out boats & repairing quarterdeck awning – Air Service Ratings as above

2:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon & cleaning out tank & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: HARPY, BULLDOG, KHARKI, M 32 & BRIGHTON

6:00pm: Departures: RATTLESNAKE

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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31 July 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed cleaning out starboard wing tank, overhauling sounding boom gear & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

2:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon refitting cutter & returning empties & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: USK and WELLAND

6:00pm: Departures: SCOURGE, KHARKI, SAVAGE and ELPINIKI

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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Log Title Page – August 1917

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Log Page – Officers’ Signatures

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Log Page – Instruments – Barometer – Thermometer Air/Sea



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1917


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1 August 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

1:00am: Anti-aircraft Guard kept

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship – Marines landed at Buda Point for drill - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed cleaning out starboard wing tank, fitting cutter’s rigging & as requisite on upper deck – Air Service Ratings as above

1:30am: Ship’s company received Monthly payment

2:15pm: Hands employed repairing side screens & as in forenoon & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: RIBBLE, M 17, and M 22.

6:00pm: Departures: BULLDOG, HARPY, and BARRY

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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2 August 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed cleaning out starboard wing tank, fitting cutter’s rigging & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above & working party at No. 1 Besseneau

2:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: ELPINIKI, BASILISK, and HMT VOLUMNIA

6:00pm: Departures: HUSSAR

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

8:30pm: Exercised searchlight crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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3 August 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed cleaning out starboard wing tank, fitting cutter’s sailing gear, & repairing awnings – Air Service Ratings as above

9:40am: French Man of War REPUBLIQUE arrived.

2:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

3:00pm: Flooding arrangements tested

4:00pm: PEBBLE alongside for aviation cargo

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: KENNET, PINCHER, REPUBLIQUE, USK, E 25

6:00pm: Departures: WELLAND, RIBBLE, USK, BRIGHTON, LYNN, GAZELLE, ELPINIKI, and PEBBLE

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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4 August 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

12:00pm: HMS LORD NELSON left

1:00pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings to make and mend

2:00pm: Observer Sub Lieutenant Jones appointed to Headquarters for duty: Flight Sub Lieutenant Crisp appointed from Headquarters to ARK ROYAL for duty

3:00pm: Seaplane 8078 made test flight pilot Flight Commander Field

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: HARPY, FURY, BRIGHTON

6:00pm: Departures: BASILISK, LORD NELSON, REDPOLE, PINCHER, COMET, WHITBY ABBEY

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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5 August 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

9:30am: Divisions, Rounds

10:30am: Seaplanes 8078 & N1193 made flights: pilots Flight Sub Lieutenant Simons & Flight Lieutenant Ballantyne

4:45pm: Evening Quarters - Motorboat turned out & lowered owing to 2nd dispatch boat developing defects

5:00pm: Arrivals: ELPINIKI, BASILISK

6:00pm: Departures: SAVAGE, SCOURGE, FOLKESTONE, DAGO, BASILISK & VOLUMNIA

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat (Air Mechanic) & Z 12 - motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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6 August 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed cleaning out starboard wing tank, fitting cutter’s gear & overhauling boat’s falls – Air Service Ratings as above

1:00pm: Seaplane N1193 made submarine patrol flight: pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Simons

2:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Hostile aircraft alarm. Crews to Anti-aircraft Quarters. Nothing sighted. Secured

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: WEAR & RIBBLE

6:00pm: Departures: HARPY, BULLDOG, TRIAD & M 16

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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7 August 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed cleaning out starboard wing tank, fitting cutter’s sailing gear & refitting gear on upper deck – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00pm: Seaplane 1193 made flight pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Crisp

2:15pm: Hands employed unloading K lighter and stowing stores, then as in forenoon & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:45pm: Evening Quarters - Surgeon Ray joined ship from England

5:00pm: Arrivals: WELLAND, BASILISK, OSMANIEH, FURY

6:00pm: Departures: USK, WEAR, ELPINIKI, & BARRY

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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8 August 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:30am: Seaplane N 1115 left for Thaso (pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Greg)

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:30am: Seaplane N 1115 left for Thaso pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Crisp

8:50am: Hands employed

11:00am: Observer Sub Lieutenants Ellen and Gayford attached for duty.

2:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

3:00pm: Seaplane 8078 made test flight pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Simons

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: USK, RAGLAN, SAVAGE, SCOURGE & COLNE

6:00pm: Departures: WEAR, RIBBLE and OSMANIEH

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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9 August 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:00am: Roman Catholics Service conducted by Rev. Barry

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed cleaning out starboard wing tank, fitting cutter’s sailing gear & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

2:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Seaplane N 1115 made flight pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Simons

6:00pm: Arrivals: HARPY & BULLDOG

7:00pm: Departures: GRASSHOPPER, GRAMPUS, & BRIGHTON

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

8:15pm: Exercised searchlight crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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10 August 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed cleaning out starboard wing tank, fitting cutter’s sailing gear & sponging out guns – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Seaplane 8078 made flight pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Simons

2:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Seaplane N 1115 made practice bombing flight pilot Flight Lieutenant Donald

6:00pm: Arrivals: WEAR, USK, HONEYSUCKLE

7:00pm: Departures: RAGLAN, SCOURGE, SAVAGE, USK & HONEYSUCKLE.

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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11 August 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:30am: Seaplane 8078 made flight pilot Flight Commander Field

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands employed cleaning out starboard wing tank & cleaning ship – All bags, racks, etc. aired

10:30am: Flight Sub Lieutenant Crisp returned from Thaso by ferry

2:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings to make and mend

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: FOLKESTONE, RIBBLE, WELLAND, ELPINIKI & M 19

6:00pm: Departures: BULLDOG, HARPY, Whitehead& LYNN

7:00pm: ELPINIKI alongside to receive Seaplane for transport

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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12 August 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings cleaning up workshops & hold

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

9:30am: Divisions, Rounds

10:00am: Divine Service held on upper deck – Captain officiating

10:30am: Roman Catholics attended Service at Naval Transport Office camp

11:00am: Observer Sub Lieutenant Gayford discharged to Imbros by ferry

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: GRASSHOPPER & BASILISK

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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13 August 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed cleaning out starboard wing tank, fitting cutter’s sailing gear & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

2:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above, cutter’s crew exercised at boat sailing

4:00pm: Observer Sub Lieutenant Ellen discharged to Stavros by M 28

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: SCOURGE, SAVAGE, PHOENIX, & BRIGHTON

6:00pm: Departures: WEAR, RIBBLE & SCOURGE

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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14 August 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed cleaning out starboard wing tank, overhauling & renewing 2nd whaler’s blocks & falls & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

12:00pm: Flight Lieutenant Ballantyne returned to ship for duty from Headquarters

2:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Seaplane 8078 made flight (pilot Flight Commander Field)

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: ELPINIKI, HARPY, BULLDOG, ARCHER & PEBBLE

6:00pm: Departures: GRASSHOPPER & BASILISK

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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15 August 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in starboard wing tank - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:30am: Roman Catholics attended Service on REPUBLIQUE

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed hoisting, turning out, & cleaning & repairing lifeboat, double bottom party in tank & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

11:30am: HMS TRIAD arrived, flying Vice Admiral’s flag

2:15pm: Hands employed cleaning ship’s side & Air Service Ratings employed as above

3:30pm: Tested port night lifebuoy dropping gear, calcium lights, etc.

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: WEAR, USK, TRIAD, BULLDOG, GRASSHOPPER & M 16

6:00pm: Departures: SCOURGE & PHOENIX

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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16 August 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands employed cleaning & painting ship’s side, double bottom party in starboard wing tank, cleaning small arms & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

10:00am: BRIGHTON alongside for heavy stores from lighter

11:00am: 2 Ratings returned from England leave

2:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon & repairing lifeboat’s gear & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: STAUNCH, FURY & OSMANIEH: & S.S. AUGUST BELMONT & ULA

6:00pm: Departures: BRIGHTON & ELPINIKI

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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17 August 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard - 6 Ratings discharged to England: 9 ratings left for Malta leave

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed cleaning out starboard wing tank, cutter’s crew in boat taking gear to Malta ferry – Air Service Ratings as above

2:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: BASILISK, BRIGHTON & M17

6:00pm: Departures: OSMANIEH & FURY

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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18 August 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands cleaning ship – Air Service Ratings as above

10:00am: Night lifebuoys tested

12:20pm: Oiler KHARKI alongside

12:45pm: Commenced oiling

1:55pm: Finished oiling - quantity received 143 tons

Draught Before

After

Fore 13’10”

14’2”

Aft 19’7”

19’11”

3:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings to make and mend

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: RIBBLE, USK, LYNN

6:00pm: Departures: SAVAGE, PHOENIX, FOLKESTONE & ELPINIKI

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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19 August 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

9:30am: Divisions, Rounds – Air Service Ratings as above

10:30am: Roman Catholics attended Service at Naval Transport Office camp

2:00pm: Flight Sub Lieutenant Simons drafted to Suda Bay by ferry for duty

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: GRASSHOPPER, ARCHER

6:00pm: Departures: BASILISK, BRIGHTON, ARCHER, and FOLKESTONE

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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20 August 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands employed double bottom party in starboard wing tank, remainder painting on upper deck – Air Service Ratings as above

2:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

3:30pm: Flight Sub Lieutenant Crisp drafted to Mitylene by ferry for duty on HMS PEONY

5:00pm: Arrivals: CHELMER, HARPY, BULLDOG, SKIRMISHER, BARRY & BRIGHTON

6:00pm: Departures: ARCHER, SAVAGE & CHELMER

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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21 August 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands employed painting overside – Air Service Ratings as above

2:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

5:00pm: Arrivals: JED, USK, & FURY

6:00pm: Departures: GRASSHOPPER

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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22 August 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship, resumed painting overside – Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands painting overside – Air Service Ratings as above

12:00pm: After stern mooring wire parted

1:55pm: HMS TRIAD left: flying flag of Vice Admiral Thursby

2:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:30pm: Burial of Cooper's Crew W.A. Boon: (died of malignant malaria on HMHS REWA on 21st August, PM) at Mudros cemetery. Funeral Party from ship: military honours due to rank

5:00pm: Arrivals: REINDEER

6:00pm: Departures: BULLDOG & TRIAD

7:45pm: Exercised searchlight’s crews

8:15pm: Secure

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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23 August 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands employed painting ship on upper deck, double bottom party in starboard wing tank – Air Service Ratings as in forenoon

2:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: SAVAGE, PHOENIX

6:00pm: Departures: RIBBLE, USK, GRAMPUS & BRIGHTON

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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24 August 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands employed double bottom party in starboard wing tank, remainder painting on upper deck

2:15pm: Hands employed returning empties & as in forenoon& Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: GRASSHOPPER, BRIGHTON, OSMANIEH, PINCHER & REDPOLE

6:00pm: Departures: BASILISK, ARCHER & ELPINIKI

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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25 August 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:15am: Anti-aircraft alarm, hostile aircraft to ESE at great height & disappeared

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands employed double bottom party below, remainder cleaning ship – Air Service Ratings as above

10:00am: Picked up broken stern wire, unshackled it, shackled on other 4 1/2” remoored aft

11:00am: Night lifebuoys tested

1:00pm: Flight Sub Lieutenant Harris appointed to ship for duty

2:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings to make and mend

4:00pm: Hands employed securing stern wire & sowing broken wire

5:00pm: Arrivals: BULLDOG, BRIGHTON

6:00pm: Departures: HARPY, KHARKI & SKIRMISHER

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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26 August 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard - 11 Ratings left for England leave per Malta ferry

9:30am: Divisions, Rounds - Fleet Surgeon Lowndes Royal Navy: Discharged to England per Malta ferry

10:30am: Roman Catholics attended Service at Naval Transport Office camp

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Seaplane 1122 made flight pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Ballantyne

5:00pm: Arrivals: WEAR, USK, ELPINIKI, ADAMANT & E 12, RAGLAN & HMHS KARAPARA

6:00pm: Departures: WEAR, OSMANIEH, FOLKESTONE, REDPOLE, PINCHER & HMHS REWA

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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27 August 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in starboard wing tank - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite - Seaplane 1122 made flight (pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Jacks)

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands employed painting overside, double bottom party in tank & splicing g 4 1/2” stern wire – Air Service Ratings as above

10:00am: Seaplane 1122 made flight (pilot Flight Lieutenant Ballantyne)

2:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:30pm: Guns crews exercised at Anti-aircraft quarters

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: BASILISK, ARCHER, WHITBY ABBEY, KHARKI & BRIGHTON

6:00pm: Departures: GRAMPUS, PHOENIX, ELPINIKI & WHITBY ABBEY

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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28 August 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:00am: Seaplane 1122 made flight: returned owing to defect.

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands employed painting overside & splicing 4 1/2” stern wire – Air Service Ratings as above

10:25am: Seaplane N 1122 left for Thaso, (pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Jacks)

2:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon & cleaning out lifeboat & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: SAVAGE, E 25 and BRIGHTON

6:00pm: Departures: RAGLAN and RIBBLE

7:30pm: Searchlight crews exercised at lights

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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29 August 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite – working party landed at Headquarters pier

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands employed painting ship side, cleaning out cutter & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

2:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: ELPINIKI, WEAR, & HONEYSUCKLE

6:00pm: Departures: BASILISK and ARCHER

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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30 August 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed removing stern wire, cable veered as requisite & hove in, cleaning out 2nd whaler & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

2:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Flight Sub Lieutenant Harris: drafted to Headquarters for duty

6:00pm: Arrivals: PHOENIX, GRAMPUS, PERDITA, M 32, LYNN, RENARD

7:00pm: Departures: BRIGHTON, HONEYSUCKLE, M 32 and BARRY

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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31 August 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands employed painting 2nd whaler,& cranes & refitting gear on upper deck as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

10:30am: HMS TRIAD arrived: flying flag of Rear Admiral Fremantle (Royal Aircraft Esablishment)

2:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

3:00pm: Flight Lieutenant Ballantyne: drafted to Marsh for duty - Flight Sub Lieutenant Carey: drafted to ARK ROYAL for duty

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: PRINCESS ENA, TRIAD and USK

6:00pm: Departures: WEAR, E 12, E 25, RENARD, and ELPINIKI

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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Log Title Page – September 1917

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Log Page – Officers’ Signatures

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Log Page – Instruments – Barometer – Thermometer Air/Sea



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1917


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1 September 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

1:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews at Stations

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands cleaning ship – Air Service Ratings as above

10:00am: Night lifebuoys tested

12:45pm: Ship’s company received Monthly payment

2:15pm: Hands to make and mend – Air Service Ratings working party taking stores to ferry for shipment

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: BASILISK, ARCHER, FOLKESTONE, & ETHELWULF

6:00pm: Departures: KHARKI, PHOENIX, & GRAMPUS

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


[ETHELWULF, hired trawler, Adty No 286. Built 1903, 185grt, North Shields-reg SN.344. In service 8.14‑1.15 as minesweeper. Mercantile loss 1.12.18.]


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2 September 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:15am: Anti-aircraft action. Hostile Seaplane arrived eastward. Opened fire - 6 rounds of 12 pounder expended. Seaplane crossed over North end of harbour then retreated apparently undamaged

6:30am: Secure

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

9:30am: Divisions, Rounds – Air Service Ratings as above

10:30am: Roman Catholics attended Service at Naval Transport Office camp

2:15pm: Duty Watch of Air Service Ratings preparing machine for flight & dispatching stores

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Seaplanes 8078 & N1261 made flights pilot Flight Commander Field

5:00pm: Commander Hampshire Royal Navy discharged to HMS ST. GEORGE without awaiting relief

7:00pm: Arrivals: RENARD, SAVAGE, WELLAND, FORESIGHT BARRY & ELPINIKI

8:00pm: Departures: BRIGHTON, FOLKESTONE, LYNN, WELLAND, ADAMANT & PRINCESS ENA

9:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

10:45pm: Anti-aircraft action. Air attack by hostile machines, apparently five separate bomb attacks made. Bombs exploded mostly on shore. Machines low, but seldom visible. Expended 1 round 12 pounder ammunition.


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3 September 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

12:05am: Last bomb attack, bombs exploding near Repair Base

1:00am: Secure. Stand by gun's crew at quarters

3:25am: High Altitude searchlight used for vertical beam signal, for returning machines

5:20am: Seaplane N 1261 made search flight, pilot (Flight Commander Field)

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:30am: Seaplane N 1261 returned. Search unsuccessful

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed painting ship & refitting 2nd whaler’s gear & splicing 4 1/2” wire – Air Service Ratings as above

1:00pm: Air Service Ratings working party employed unloading stores lighter

2:00pm: Hands employed working party of 15 seamen & 4 stewards ashore at Headquarters filling sandbags for bomb- proof shelters & Air Service Ratings employed as above

5:40pm: Working Party returned for Headquarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: SENTINEL, WEAR, & BRIGHTON

6:00pm: Departures: ARCHER, BASILISK & SENTINEL

7:00pm: Seaplane N 1261 left for flight - unable to get off

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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4 September 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions, Rounds - Hands employed splicing 4 1/2” for stern wire, sponging out guns, painting sick bay – Air Service Ratings as above

2:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: WELLAND, GRAMPUS & PHOENIX

6:00pm: Departures: RENARD, GRAMPUS, FORESIGHT & PHOENIX

9:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard - Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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5 September 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed overhauling & refitting gear on upper deck as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: 12 pounder Gun mountings overhauled: and recoil springs cleaned

2:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: M 17, E 25, RIBBLE, GRAMPUS, PHOENIX, EDGAR and Torpedo Boat Destroyer

6:00pm: Departures: SAVAGE, COLNE, M 17

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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6 September 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed refitting & overhauling gear as requisite on upper deck & painting sick bay – Air Service Ratings as above

2:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: PRINCESS ENA

6:00pm: Departures: REINDEER, M 16

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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7 September 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed painting out sick bay, refitting gear on upper deck as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Flooding arrangements tested

2:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: SAVAGE, JED, & REDPOLE

6:00pm: Departures: GRAMPUS, PHOENIX, BRIGHTON, EDGAR, & TRIAD

7:30pm: Exercised crews at burning searchlights

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

9:40pm: HMS TRIAD left with Royal Aircraft Establishment

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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8 September 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:30am: Lowered 2nd dispatch boat

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard – all bags on deck, racks etc. aired

8:50am: Hands cleaning ship _ Air Service Ratings as above & working party at No.2 Besseneau

11:00am: 1st dispatch boat hoisted & turned in for overhaul

2:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings to make and mend

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: ARCHER, JED, KHARKI, FOLKESTONE, RENARD & BRIGHTON

6:00pm: Departures: PRINCESS ENA

8:10pm: Anti-aircraft ALARM. Guns crews etc. to quarters

8:20:pm Secure. No hostile attack

9:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard - Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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9 September 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

9:30am: Divisions, Rounds – Air Service Ratings as above

10:30am: Roman Catholics attended service at Naval Transport Office camp

3:00pm: Flight Commander Field Royal Navy drafted to Suda Bay for duty

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: M 28, LYNN, PHOENIX, ARCHER, GRAMPUS, & COLNE & FURY.

6:00pm: Departures: FOLKESTONE

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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10 September 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship, working party in starboard wing tank - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands employed double bottom party in tank, remainder refitting & overhauling gear on upper deck as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

2:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

3:00pm: Aviation Pilot Diver Royal Navy Reserve left on passage to England for leave

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Seaplane N 1261 made flight (pilot Flight Lieutenant Carey)

6:00pm: Arrivals: Nil

7:00pm: Departures: JED, SILVERFIELD

9:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

10:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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11 September 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

5:20am: HMS TRIAD arrived flying flag of Royal Aircraft Establishment

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands employed double bottom party in starboard wing tank, remainder overhauling & refitting on upper deck as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

2:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above – Lighter alongside with cases of seaplanes

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Air Service Ratings shifting Seaplanes from ship to No 2 Besseneau

6:00pm: 2 Ratings returned from England leave: 1 returned from Malta Hospital

7:00pm: Arrivals: TRIAD, RAGLAN, RENARD, USK & OSMANIEH

8:00pm: Departures: GRAMPUS

8:20pm: Crews exercised at burning searchlights

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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12 September 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in starboard wing tank - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands employed oiling wires & repairing gear on upper deck as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

1:00pm: Lieutenant Peach Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve appointed for engineering duties

2:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: PRINCESS ENA, BIARRITZ

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

9:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard

10:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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13 September 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in starboard wing tank - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands employed double bottom party in tank, remainder fitting gear on upper deck as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: 8 Ratings left for Malta leave: & 4 for England leave - Seaplane N 1261 attempted flight for test, without success

2:15pm: Hands employed cleaning ship overside & as in forenoon & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: E 25, SKIRMISHER

6:00pm: Departures: GRAMPUS, PHOENIX, RENARD, RIBBLE, OSMANIEH & ELPINIKI

7:00pm: Seaplane 1241 made flight: pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Carey

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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14 September 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

4:30am: Air Service Ratings preparing machines for flight

5:35am: Seaplane N 1241 made patrol flight (pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Carey)

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:10am: N 1241 returned. Nothing to report

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed double bottom party in starboard wing tank, remainder painting overside & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

2:00pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:30pm: Guns crews exercised at Anti-aircraft Stations

4:45pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Other: Seaplane N 1241 made patrol flight (pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Carey)

6:00pm: Arrivals: M 32, ADAMANT & French S.m. OPALE

7:00pm: Departures: COLNE

9:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard

10:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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15 September 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in starboard wing tank - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

10:00am: Night lifebuoys tested

1:00pm: In accordance with signal from Senior Naval Officer adopted winter harbour routine

2:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings to make and mend

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: FOLKESTONE, WELLAND, ELPINIKI, BARRY & PHOENIX

6:00pm: Departures: DAGO, & PRINCESS ENA

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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16 September 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

4:20am:Duty Watch Air Service Ratings preparing machines for flight

5:40am: Seaplane N 1242 left for search flight (pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Carey.)

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:30am: Seaplane N 1241 towed back to ship by TB 043, having descended 2 miles off Kombi, owing to engine trouble.

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

9:30am: Divisions, Rounds – Air Service Ratings as requisite

10:30am: Roman Catholics attended Service at Naval Transport Office camp

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Flight Sub Lieutenant Silk drafted to ship for duty

6:00pm: Arrivals: Nil

7:00pm: Departures: FOLKESTONE & ELPINIKI

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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17 September 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

4:30am:Duty Watch Air Service Ratings preparing machines for flight

6:00am: Seaplane N 1241 left for patrol flight, (pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Silk.)

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands preparing to coal ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:00am: Received coal lighter C 3

7:30am: Commenced coaling

8:00am: Z 12 proceeded to boat slip for overhaul – Seaplane 8078 made test flight – unsatisfactory – pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Harris

9:20am: Seaplane N 1241 returned. Reports sighting submarine in area 110 A 8

11:00am: Finished coaling – quantity received 29 tons

1:15pm: Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in starboard wing tank, working party drawing stores & Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:30pm: Seaplane N 1241 made patrol flight

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Seaplane 8078 made test flight – satisfactory – pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Harris

6:00pm: Arrivals: ACHERON & REDPOLE

7:00pm: Departures: RAGLAN & BRIGHTON

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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18 September 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed cleaning out guns, repairing awnings & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above, working party at No. 2 Station, cleaning the station, etc.

11:00am: Z 12 crew at W. Mudros overhauling boat

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Seaplane N 1241 made patrol flight

5:00pm: Arrivals: BRIGHTON & REDPOLE

6:00pm: Departures: ACHERON & RIBBLE

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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19 September 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in starboard wing tank - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed double bottom party as above, remainder returning ammunition, furling & storing awnings – Z 12 crew at W. Mudros – Air Service Ratings as above, working party at No. 2 station cleaning up

11:00am: Seaplane N 1241 left for escort flight (pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Silk)

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon, torpedo working party laying new telephone cable & lifting old one from Ispatho Island to Repair Base

3:30pm: Seaplane N 1241 made patrol flight (Flight Sub Lieutenant Silk)

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: PRINCESS ENA, REINDEER

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

7:00pm: Flight Commander Kershaw Royal Navy joined ship as Senior flight Officer

8:00pm: Exercised crews burning searchlights - Observer Sub Lieutenant Greenwood drafted to ship for duty

8:30pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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20 September 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Hands employed double bottom party in starboard wing tank, remainder cleaning out boats, returning empties. Z 12 crew at W. Mudros – Air Service Ratings as above

10:30am: Seaplanes 8078 & N 1241 made flights (pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Silk).

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Seaplane N1261 made flight (pilot Flight Commander Kershaw)

5:00pm: Seaplane N1241 made flight for hydrophone test pilot (Flight Sub Lieutenant Silk, observer Observer Sub Lieutenant Jones)

6:00pm: Arrivals: M 16

7:00pm: Departures: BRIGHTON

8:30pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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21 September 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

5:00am: HMS TRIAD left overnight

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in starboard wing tank - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite – Z 12 crew at W. Mudros

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed double bottom party in tank, remainder refitting gear on upper deck as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Diving gear inspected etc.

1:00pm: Representatives of Army & Navy Canteen board inspected canteen accounts, stores etc.

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Observer Sub Lieutenant Parker drafted to ship for duty

6:00pm: Arrivals: SAVAGE, BRIGHTON

7:00pm: Departures: Nil.

8:10pm: Exercised crews burning searchlights

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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22 September 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in No. 1 wing tank - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

9:30am: Observer Sub Lieutenant Greenwood drafted to March for duty – Z 12 crews at W. Mudros

10:30am: Seaplane N 1241 made special experimental flight (pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Silk, Observer Sub Lieutenant Jones)

11:30am: Night life buoys tested

1:00pm: Mr. O'Donovan Royal Navy Reserve returned from England leave [Possible: John O’Donovan]

2:15pm: Hands to make and mend & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Lieutenant Colonel Rose Royal Marine Artillery accommodated on ship

5:00pm: Arrivals: LOWESTOFT, OSMANIEH, FOLKESTONE, & PINCHER

6:00pm: Departures: REINDEER & KHARKI

8:30pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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23 September 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

9:30am: Division, Rounds

10:30am: Roman Catholics attended Service at Naval Transport Office camp

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: BASILISK & SCORPION

6:00pm: Departures: SAVAGE, REDPOLE, BRIGHTON, FOLKESTONE, PRINCESS ENA & MEXICAN PRINCE.

8:30pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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24 September 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in starboard wing tank - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed double bottom party as above – remainder renewing 1st whaler’s falls & painting etc. as requisite & drawing canteen stores

11:00am: Working party for RELIANCE caulking flying deck from 8:00am – till 5:00pm

12:00pm: Z 12 crew at W. Mudros

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

3:00pm: Temporary Surgeon Ras Royal Navy drafted to Repair Base temporarily for duty

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Seaplane N 1261 made flight (pilot Observer Sub Lieutenant Parker)

6:00pm: Arrivals: BASILISK, SCORPION

7:00pm: Departures: BRIGHTON, OSMANIEH

8:30pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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25 September 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in starboard wing tank - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:15am: Divisions & Prayers – Z 12 crew at W. Mudros - RELIANCE working party on flying deck

8:50am: Hands employed double bottom party as above, remainder preparing old ropes etc. for return to store – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: SAVAGE, REDPOLE

6:00pm: Departures: GRAMPUS, ACHERON

8:00pm: Crews exercised burning searchlights

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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26 September 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:15am: Divisions & Prayers – RELIANCE working party caulking decks – Z 12 working party at W. Mudros

8:50am: Hands employed double bottom party in starboard wing tank, remainder furling awnings & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

10:30am: HMS TRIAD arrived flying Senior Officer of the Escort’s flag

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon & cleaning out boats & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: TRIAD

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, (Air Mechanic only) & 2nd Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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27 September 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

5:00am: HMS EDGAR arrived overnight

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in No. 1 wing tank - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:15am: Divisions & Prayers

8:50am: Hands employed double bottom party as above, remainder fitting gear etc. as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

9:40am: RELIANCE working party resumed work - Z 12 crew at W. Mudros

1:00pm: Observer Sub Lieutenant Butteris drafted to ship for duty [Sidney Thomas Butteris]

1:15pm: Hands employed double bottom party as in forenoon, remainder mustering gunner’s stores & cleaning small arms & Air Service Ratings employed as above

3:30pm: Z 12 returned from overhaul at W. Mudros

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: PRINCESS ENA, ABERCROMBIE & GRAMPUS

6:00pm: Departures: E 25

8:30pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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28 September 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:00am: RELIANCE working party caulking flight deck

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard - Diving Party from LOWESTOFT examining inlets etc.

8:50am: Hands employed double bottom party as above, Telegraphy party laying telephone cable for Headquarters to Repair Base, hoisting & turning in & landing 1st dispatch boat – Air Service Ratings as above – working party at Headquarters

12:00pm: Seaplane N1261 made practice flight (pilot Observer Sub Lieutenant Parker)

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above – turned out & lowered motorboat

2:00pm: Seaplanes 8078 (Flight Lieutenant Commander Kershaw), N 1241 (Flight Sub Lieutenant Silk) made test flights.

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Seaplane N1261 Observer Sub Lieutenant Parker, N 1241 Wing Commander Gordon made practice and test flights

5:00pm: Arrivals: REINDEER, & E 12

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

8:00pm: Night flying exercise over fleet

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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29 September 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite - Seaplane 8078 (pilot Flight Commander Kershaw) made flight

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands cleaning ship – Air Service Ratings as above

9:30am: Seaplanes 8078 & N 1241 made propeller test and special test flights (pilots Flight Commander Kershaw and Flight Sub Lieutenant Silk

1:15pm: Hands to make and mend & Duty Watch Air Service Ratings employed as requisite

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Seaplane 1261 made practice flight pilot Observer Sub Lieutenant Parker

6:00pm: Arrivals: WELLAND, FOLKESTONE, SAVAGE, REDPOLE & HMHS KALYAN & left overnight.

7:00pm: Departures: GRAMPUS, PHOENIX, WEAR

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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30 September 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:40am: Anti-aircraft action. 3 hostile Seaplanes to SE'ward on reconnaissance flight. Opened fire. Expended 3 rounds 12 pounder shrapnel

7:55am: Secure

9:30am: Divisions, Rounds

10:00am: Seaplane 8078 made flight (Pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Silk) & N 1241 made flight (pilot Flight Commander Kershaw)

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Seaplane N 1261 made flight. (pilot Observer Sub Lieutenant Parker)

6:00pm: Arrivals: JONQUIL, DAGO, STAUNCH

7:00pm: Departures: BRIGHTON, ABERCROMBIE, JONQUIL & REINDEER

8:030pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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Log Title Page – October 1917

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Log Page - Blank

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Log Page – Officers’ Signatures

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Log Page – Instruments – Barometer – Thermometer Air/Sea



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1917


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1 October 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

1:00am: Anti-aircraft Guard placed

3:28am: - 5:45am: Showed vertical beam of searchlight for returning aircraft

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship, preparing starboard side for oiler – Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:00am: Seaplane N1261 made practice flight (pilot Observer Sub Lieutenant Parker)

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:15am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed sponging out guns, repairing awnings & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

9:40am: Oiler S.S. ESTURIA alongside

10:00am: Commenced oiling

11:15am: Finished oiling – quantity received 140 tons

11:30am: Seaplane 8078 made submarine patrol (pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Silk)

12:45pm: Ship’s company received Monthly payment

1:15pm: Hands employed replacing gear starboard side then as in forenoon & Air Service Ratings employed as above with working party at Headquarters

3:00pm: Motorboat hoisted & turned in for repair

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Seaplane N 1241 made patrol flight (pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Silk)

6:00pm: Arrivals: LORD NELSON, ARNO, CHELMER

7:00pm: Departures: PHOENIX, REDPOLE & SAVAGE, LOWESTOFT

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat (Air Mechanic only), 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

9:40pm: Anti-aircraft ALARM

10:30pm: Secure. No hostile attack

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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2 October 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in tank - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

6:45am: Roman Catholics service held on upper deck Father Ritchie conducting

7:00am: Seaplane N 1261 made practice flight (Observer Sub Lieutenant Parker)

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed renewing boat’s falls & as requisite on upper deck – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – working party of Air Service Ratings landing deleted gear at No. 2 Besseneau

5:00pm: Arrivals: GRAMPUS and ENDYMION

6:00pm: Departures: AGAMEMNON, KENNET, COLNE and ELPINIKI

8:30pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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3 October 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in tank – Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:15am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed double bottom party as above, remainder drawing Carpenter’s stores, renewing boat’s falls, & as requisite on upper deck – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

3:00pm: Flight Sub Lieutenant Harman drafted on board for duty

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: SAVAGE, ARCHER

6:00pm: Departures: ARNO and GRAMPUS

6:45pm: Exercised crews burning searchlights

8:30pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use –2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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4 October 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in starboard wing tank - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:15am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed double bottom party as above, remainder repairing awnings & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: 8 Ratings returned from Malta leave

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon & holystoning decks & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: PRINCESS ENA

6:00pm: Departures: BRIGHTON

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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5 October 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

4:30am: HMS TRIAD left overnight

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in starboard wing tank - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:00am: Seaplane N 1261 made practice flight (Pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Harman)

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:15am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed double bottom party as above, remainder returning stores & cleaning out boat – Air Service Ratings as above

10:30am: Magazine flooding arrangements tested

1:15pm: Hands double bottom party as in forenoon, remainder scraping decks & as requisite & Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:30pm: Exercised guns’ crews at Anti-aircraft Stations

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Seaplanes N 1261 & N 1269 made flights (pilots Flight Sub Lieutenant Harman, Flight Commander Kershaw)

5:00pm: Arrivals: GRASSHOPPER & REDPOLE

6:00pm: Departures: ENDYMION & LYNN

7:30pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

8:30pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

11:10pm: Anti-aircraft alarm. Action stations

11:40pm: Secure. No hostile attack

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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6 October 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:00am: Seaplane N 1269 made flight (Flight Commander Kershaw)

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:15am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in starboard wing tank – Air Service Ratings as above

10:00am: Night lifebuoys tested

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: FOLKESTONE, BARRYFIELD & REDPOLE

6:00pm: Departures: REDPOLE

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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7 October 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:00am: Seaplane N 1261 made practice flight (Flight Sub Lieutenant Harman)

7:30am: Seaplane N 1269 left for submarine patrol (pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Silk.)

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

9:30am: Divisions, Rounds – Air Service Ratings as above

10:30am: Roman Catholics attended Service at Naval Transport Office camp

2:00pm: Seaplanes N 1269 & N 1241 made patrol flights (pilots Flight Commander Kershaw & Flight Sub Lieutenant Silk)

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: M 28

6:00pm: Departures: STAUNCH, BRIGHTON, FOLKESTONE & monitor.

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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8 October 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in starboard wing tank - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:00am: Seaplane N 1261 made practice flight (Flight Sub Lieutenant Harman)

7:20am: N 1261 landing downwind turned over & was wrecked. Pilot unhurt – machine salved and brought to ship

8:15am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed double bottom party as above, remainder painting on Mess Deck & with Chief Gunner at torpedos and ammunition – Air Service Ratings as above & hoisting wrecked seaplane

11:00am: Flight Sub Lieutenant Covency drafted to ship for duty

1:00pm: Seaplane N 1241 made patrol flight: (Pilot Observer Sub Lieutenant Parker.)

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon & returning Carpenter’s stores & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: JED, M 20, & BRIGHTON

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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9 October 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

4:15am: Duty Watch Air Service Ratings preparing machines for flight

5:00am: Seaplane N 1269 made patrol flight (pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Silk.)

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:15am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed double bottom party in tank, remainder painting on Mess Deck, cleaning out magazines & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Z 12 laid up for day’s overhaul

1:15pm: Hands employed as above & reeving new motorboat falls & Air Service Ratings employed as above

3:00pm: Seaplane N 1241 made flight (pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Silk)

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: Nil

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat & Headquarters motorboat (lent for day)

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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10 October 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

5:30am: Duty Watch Air Service Ratings preparing machines for flight

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in tank - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:00am: Seaplane N 1296 made patrol flight (Observer Sub Lieutenant Parker)

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:15am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed double bottom party as above, remainder drawing stores & cleaning out boats – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Seaplane N 1241 made patrol flight (pilot Flight Sub Lieutenant Silk.)

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon & making covers for boat’s sails. & Air Service Ratings employed as above & working party at No. 2 Besseneau

3:30pm: Seaplane N 1269 made patrol flight (pilot Flight Commander Kershaw.)

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: SENTINEL

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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11 October 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

4:45am: Duty Watch Air Service Ratings preparing machines for flight

5:30am: Seaplane N 1241 left for patrol flight (Flight Sub Lieutenant Silk) Machine stalled on rising & fell on right wing & wrecked it. Machine towed back to ship

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in tank - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:00am: Seaplane N 1296 made patrol flight (pilot Observer Sub Lieutenant Parker.)

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:15am: Divisions & Prayers – Marines landed at Buda Point for drill under Senior Officer Marines – Hands employed double bottom party as above, remainder painting on Mess Deck & as requisite on upper deck – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Flight Sub Lieutenant L Harman & Flight Sub Lieutenant Covency drafted to Repair station & Headquarters: & Observer Sub Lieutenant Odle drafted to ship for duty.

6:00pm: Arrivals: BIARRITZ

7:00pm: Departures: ARCHER & REDPOLE

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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12 October 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

5:30am: Duty Watch Air Service Ratings prepared machines for flight

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in tank - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:15am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed double bottom party as above, remainder painting on Mess Deck & cleaning out boats – Air Service Ratings as above

9:30am: Marine detachment inspected by Major Inman Royal Marines Light Infantry of LORD NELSON. Wing Commander Seddon Royal Navy joined ship as Captain [John Wilfrid Seddon]

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above – working party of domestics returning empties to Headquarters

2:30pm: 11 Ratings returned from England leave, & 1 from Malta leave

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: LYNN, OSMANIEH & GRAMPUS

6:00pm: Departures: PHOENIX

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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13 October 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in tank – Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:15am: Hands cleaning ship – Air Service Ratings as above

10:00am: Night lifebuoys tested

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: FOLKESTONE

6:00pm: Departures: COLNE

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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14 October 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

5:30am: Duty watch Air Service Ratings preparing machines for flight

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:15am: 4 Ratings left for England leave - Mr. Franklin Chief Petty Engineer left for England leave

9:30am: Divisions, Rounds Prayers – Air Service Ratings as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: ARCHER, M 17 & COMET

6:00pm: Departures: BRIGHTON & FOLKESTONE

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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15 October 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

5:00am: Duty Watch Air Service Ratings preparing machines for flight

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in tank – Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:15am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed double bottom party as above, remainder painting on Mess Deck & drawing canteen stores in cutter – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Working party cleaning cutter on return

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon & cleaning cutter & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters made flight (Flight Commander Kershaw)

4:30pm: Seaplane N 1095

5:00pm: Arrivals: PERDITA, TRIAD, and BRIGHTON

6:00pm: Departures: GRAMPUS

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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16 October 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

4:45am: Duty Watch Air Service Ratings preparing machines for flight

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in tank – Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite – in Seaplane 1095 made patrol flight (Observer Sub Lieutenant Parker.)

8:00am: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:15am: Divisions & Prayers - Seaplane N 1241 made test flight (Flight Sub Lieutenant Silk) – Hands employed double bottom party in tank, remainder painting on Mess Deck & cleaning out guns – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Air Service Ratings working party at Headquarters

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon, working party returning Lewis gun ammunition & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: EDGAR

6:00pm: Departures: LYNN, STAUNCH, PHOENIX, OSMANIEH, ARNO, & QUEEN VICTORIA

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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17 October 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

5:30am: Duty Watch Air Service Ratings preparing machines for flight

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in tank - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:15am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed double bottom party as above, remainder painting on Mess Deck & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: Nil

6:00pm: departures: Nil

7:00pm: Z 10 lent to ship by King’s Harbourmaster for duty

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

11:55pm: Switched on vertical beam searchlight for aircraft use

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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18 October 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

1:00am: Vertical beam shown throughout watch

5:00am: Duty Watch Air Service Ratings preparing machines for flight

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:00am: Seaplane N 1095 made search flight (Observer Sub Lieutenant Parker.)

7:30am: Seaplane N 1341 made search flight (Flight Sub Lieutenant Silk.)

8:00am: RELIANCE working party of deck caulkers resumed work

8:15am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed double bottom party in tank, remainder painting on Mess Deck & in sailing cutter for Instructional purposes – Air Service Ratings as above

9:00am: N 1095 towed to ship by T.B. 643: came down near boom with engine trouble

11:00am: Marines landed for drill under Sergeant of detachment

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

3:00pm: Flight Lieutenants Sorley and Calder and Flight Sub Lieutenant Covency drafted to ship for duty.

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: PRINCESS ENA, STAUNCH & SILVERFIELD.

6:00pm: Departures: EDGAR, JED & BRIGHTON

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Z 10 & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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19 October 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

4:30am: Duty Watch Air Service Ratings preparing machines for flight

5:50am: Seaplane N 1269 made patrol flight (Flight Sub Lieutenant Silk.)

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in tank - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:00am: RELIANCE working party resumed work on flying deck

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:15am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed double bottom party as above, remainder working party with Carpenter ashore, in sailing cutter for Instructional: purposes & painting on Mess Deck – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Flight Sub Lieutenant Carey drafted to Repair Base for duty

1:15pm: Hands employed turning out & lowering motor boat & loading K lighter with empties – Air Service Ratings as above& Air Service Ratings employed as above

3:30pm: Seaplane N1269 made exercise flight (Flight Sub Lieutenant Silk)

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Seaplane N1094 made test flight (Flight Commander Kershaw) - Observer Sub Lieutenant Jones drafted to ship for duty

6:00pm: Arrivals: M 22, BRIGHTON

7:00pm: Departures: Nil

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12 & Z 10 & Motorboat (P.M.)

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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20 October 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

4:45am: Duty Watch Air Service Ratings preparing machines for flight

5:50am: Seaplane N 1269 made patrol flight (Observer Sub Lieutenant Parker)

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in tank - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:00am: RELIANCE working party resumed work on flying deck

8:00am: Relieved Anti-aircraft Guard

8:15am: Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party as above - Air Service Ratings as above, working party as requisite

10:00am: Night lifebuoys tested

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings to make and mend

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: FOLKESTONE & BARRYFIELD

6:00pm: Departures: HYDRA, STAUNCH & COLNE

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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21 October 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

4:30am: Duty Watch Air Service Ratings preparing machines for flight

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

9:30am: Division, Rounds, and Prayers – Duty Watch of Air Service Ratings as requisite

10:30am: Roman Catholics attended service at Naval Transport Office camp

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: Nil

6:00pm: Departures: JED, BRIGHTON & FOLKESTONE

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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22 October 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard – working party to draw provisions – working party of Air Service Ratings at No. 2 Besseneau

8:45am: Remainder preparing to provision ship – Air Service Ratings as above

10:40am: Provision lighter K 43 alongside

11:00am: Commenced provisioning – RELIANCE working party resumed work

1:15pm: Hands provisioning ship – Working party of Air Service Ratings from shore assisting & Air Service Ratings employed as above

3:00pm: Finished provisioning. Cast off K lighter – working party returned to shore

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: OSMANIEH, HYDRA, STAUNCH, BRIGHTON, MELAMPUS, & ABERCROMBIE

6:00pm: Departures: FURY & LYNN

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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23 October 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in tank - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed painting on Mess Deck, double bottom party as above – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above & working party unloading K lighter with Seaplanes

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: COMET

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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24 October 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in starboard wing tank. Turned out & lowered 1st dispatch boat - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

9:00am: Ships company exercised at Fire Stations

9:30am: Secure

10:00am: Hands employed double bottom party as above, remainder painting on Mess Deck, drawing stores & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above - RELIANCE working party as requisite

11:00am: Seaplane N 1269 left for submarine patrol (Flight Sub Lieutenant Silk). Arrived Imbros and stayed overnight.

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above & working party drawing petrol from Headquarters

3:00pm: Seaplane N 1201 (Flight Sub Lieutenant Covency) and N 1241 (Observer Sub Lieutenant Parker) left for Imbros.

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Arrivals: M 28, HMHS ST. MARGARET OF SCOTLAND

5:00pm: Departures: MELAMPUS, JED

6:00pm: Seaplane N 1241 returned from Imbros - Showed search light beam for returning Seaplane (N 1201).

7:40pm: Switched off searchlight. Seaplane reported down in Kharos Bay.

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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25 October 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

5:30am: Uncovered hold and prepared machines for flight

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in starboard wing tank - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard – Marines landed for musketry course

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed double bottom party as above, remainder painting on Mess Deck – Air Service Ratings as above & working party landed for salving N 1201 at Kharos

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Flight Sub Lieutenant Power: drafted to ship from Repair Base for duty

6:00pm: Arrivals: M 33, ARCHER

7:00pm: Departures: BRIGHTON

8:30pm: Working party returned from Kharos, machine having been salved & left on the shore

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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26 October 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

5:30am: Air Service Ratings prepared machines for flight

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in tank - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite – RELIANCE party resumed work

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard – Marines landed at Buda for musketry course

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed double bottom party in tank, remainder painting on Mess Deck & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above, working party at No. 2 Besseneau

11:00am: Mr. Taylor Child: Promoted to Lieutenant Royal Navy on retired list, with seniority of 23rd June 1916.

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Flight Sub Lieutenant Harris drafted to ship for duty.

6:00pm: Arrivals: JED, BRIGHTON

7:00pm: Departures: ARCHER, FURY

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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27 October 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

5:30am: Air Service Ratings preparing machines for flight

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in tank – Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: RELIANCE working party resumed work – Marines landed at Buda for musketry course

8:50am: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

10:00am: Night lifebuoys tested

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings to make and mend

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: SPINNEL

6:00pm: Departures: M 22

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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28 October 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

9:30am: Divisions & Rounds

10:00am: Divine Service held on upper deck

10:30am: Roman Catholics attended Service at Naval Transport Office camp

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: GRAMPUS, JONQUIL, ARCHER, FURY and ENDEAVOUR.

6:00pm: Departures: JONQUIL

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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29 October 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

5:30am: Air Service Ratings preparing machine for flight

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:00am: Ship’s company exercised at Fire Stations

8:00am: Dockyard working party resumed work - Continued Anti-aircraft Guard

8:15am: Marines landed at Buda for musketry course

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed painting on Mess Deck, double bottom party in tank & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: FORWARD

6:00pm: Departures: HYDRA, BIARRITZ

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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30 October 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

5:30am: Air Service Ratings preparing machine for flight

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in starboard wing tank - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

6:30am: Seaplane N1241 made patrol flight – Dockyard working party resumed work

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard – working party of Air Service Ratings landed at No. 2 Besseneau

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed double bottom party as above, remainder in sailing cutter for Instructional purposes & as requisite on upper deck – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:00pm: Working party of Air Service Ratings at No. 2 Besseneau

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: BIARRITZ, JED, and HMHS REWA

6:00pm: Departures: ENDEAVOUR

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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31 October 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

5:30am: Air Service Ratings preparing machine for flight

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite – Dockyard working party resumed work

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard – Marines landed at Buda for musketry course – working party of Air Service Ratings at No. 2 Besseneau

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed double bottom party in tank, remainder painting on Mess Deck & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Seaplane N1094 made test flight (Flight Commander Kershaw)

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:00pm: Seaplanes N 1094 and N 1241 transferred to No. 2.

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: HONEYSUCKLE, FORWARD, MELAMPUS, PRINCESS ENA and WELLAND.

6:00pm: Departures: FORWARD, MELAMPUS, DAGO, BIARRITZ, BARRYFIELD, and KARAPARA

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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Log Page – Blank

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Log Page - Blank

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Log Book – Hard Binding

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Log Book – Hard Binding



LOG BOOK – NOVEMBER 1ST 1917 TO JANUARY 31ST 1918


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Log Title Page – November 1917 to Jan 1918

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Log Title Page – November 1917 to Jan 1918

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Log Page - Blank

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Log Page – Officers’ Signatures

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Log Page – Instruments – Barometer – Thermometer Air/Sea



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1917


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1 November 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

1:00am: Anti-aircraft Guard kept

5:45am: Working party of Air Service Ratings landed at No. 2 Besseneau

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in starboard wing tank - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard – Dockyard caulking party employed

8:15am: Marines landed at Buda for musketry course – working party of Air Service Ratings landed at No. 1 (Headquarter's) & No. 2 Besseneau

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed double bottom party as above, remainder painting on Mess Deck & overhauling standing & running rigging – Air Service Ratings as above

1:00pm: Monthly Payment made to ship’s company

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings & working party employed as above

2:30pm: HMS TRIAD arrived flying flag of Royal Aircraft Establishment

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Marines returned from Buda – musketry course completed

5:25pm: GAZELLE alongside to receive Seaplane for Suda

6:00pm: Arrivals: GAZELLE, GRAMPUS, and TRIAD

6:30pm: Departures: FORWARD, REDPOLE, and ARCHER

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Z 10, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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2 November 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in tank – Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed double bottom party as above, remainder overhauling & refitting gear as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

10:00am: Flooding arrangements tested

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: ENDYMION, CHELMER, KENNET

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat & Z 10 & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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3 November 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in starboard wing tank - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

10:00am: K lighter alongside with Seaplanes

1:15pm: Duty watch of Air Service Ratings as requisite

2:30pm: Remainder of ship’s company to make and mend

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: BARRYFIELD and DAGO

6:00pm: Departures: ARCHER and KHARKI

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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4 November 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard - Working party of Air Service Ratings left to resume salvage of Seaplane

9:30am: Divisions & Rounds

10:00am: Divine Service held on Mess Deck

10:30am: Roman Catholics attended Service at Naval Transport Office camp

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: GAZELLE, E 12

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 10

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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5 November 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed overhauling & refitting standing & running rigging, painting & as requisite- Air Service Ratings as above, working party in cutter to bring back timber from Limni

10:30am: Seaplane salvage working party returned, bringing Seaplane, dismantled: by land transport

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:00pm: Seaplanes N 1425 and N 1426 shifted to No. 2 Besseneau

3:25pm: Seaplane N 1369 (Flight Sub Lieutenant Silk) returned from Imbros

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: BRISTOL, EDGAR

6:00pm: Departures: GRAMPUS, LYNN, KENNET, CHELMER, and ARCHER.

8:35pm: Air Service Ratings working party returned from Limni in tow, with cutter and lifeboat

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 10

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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6 November 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in tank - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed double bottom party as above, remainder overhauling & refitting rigging & painting on upper deck – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Flight Sub Lieutenant Harris drafted to Headquarters for duty

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:30pm: Guns crews exercised at Anti-aircraft Defence - Seaplane N 1234 made test flight (Flight Commander Kershaw)

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: KHARKI.

6:00pm: Departures: M 28, ENDYMION, and BIARRITZ

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 10

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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7 November 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite - Seaplane N 1424 made test flight (Flight Commander Kershaw)

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed rigging party for rigging etc. double bottom party in tank, remainder painting in bathrooms etc. Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:00pm: Health Lecture conducted by Surgeon Rae

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: BASILISK, SCORPION, PRINCESS ENA, WHITBY ABBEY and LOWESTOFT

6:00pm: Departures: HYDRA and ARCHER

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 10

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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8 November 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out -Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in tank – Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed painting in bathrooms etc., overhauling rigging, double bottom party as above – Air Service Ratings as above with working party at No. 2.

11:00am: Seaplane N 1234 left on patrol flight (Flight Sub Lieutenant Silk.)

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: KENNET, CHELMER

5:50pm: Seaplane N 1234 towed to ship, having come down at 11:20 am with engine trouble and towed to Kandia and ship.

6:00pm: Departures: WELLAND, WHITBY ABBEY, BIARRITZ, and EDGAR

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 10

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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9 November 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

3:00am: Anti-aircraft Guard fallen out on account of weather

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in tank - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed painting flats & wardroom, double bottom party as above – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above with working party at No. 2

2:00pm: Assumed Wireless Telegraphy receiving watch on Long Commercial Wave, in accordance with Royal Aircraft Establishment's 1200 of 7/11/17.

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: FURY

6:00pm: Departures: KENNET & LOWESTOFT

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 10

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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10 November 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in tank - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Ship’s company exercised at Fire Stations – Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above with working party at No.2

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: GAZELLE

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 10

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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11 November 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

9:15am: Divisions, Rounds

9:30am: Divine service held on upper deck – Chaplain from LORD NELSON conducting – Roman Catholics attended Service at Naval Transport Office camp

1:30pm: Seaplane N1234 made patrol flight (Observer Lieutenant Parker)

2:55pm: Seaplane N 1241 made patrol flight (Flight Sub Lieutenant Silk.) - Aviation Pilot Diver Royal Navy Reserve returned from England leave

3:05pm: N 1234 towed back to ship, having come down near boom owing to failure of oil pressure

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Seaplane N 1243 made test flight (Flight Commander Kershaw) - 6 Ratings joined ship from England as reliefs

5:00pm: Arrivals: PEONY, LOUVAIN, RUBY, ABERCROMBIE

6:00pm: Departures: ARCHER, FURY

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 10

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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12 November 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

5:30am: Air Service Ratings preparing machine for flight

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in tank - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

6:15am: Seaplane N 1241 made patrol flight (Observer Lieutenant Parker.)

7:30am: Oiler KHARKI alongside

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed double bottom party as above, remainder painting on flats & overhauling rigging, etc. Air Service Ratings as above with working party at No. 2

10:15am: Oiler KHARKI finished & cast off – quantity received 140 tons Persian Oil Fuel

Draught

Before:

Fore: 13’9”

Aft: 19’8”


After:

Fore: 14’2”

Aft: 20’1”

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

1:40pm: Seaplane N 1234 made patrol flight (Observer Lieutenant Parker.)

3:00pm: After guns dismounted for Examination

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: REINDEER & CHESTERFIELD

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

6:20pm – 7:30pm: Showed vertical beam by searchlight for returning aeroplane

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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13 November 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:00am: Roman Catholic Service held on upper deck – father Barry conducting

7:40am: Seaplane N1222 made patrol flight (Observer Lieutenant Parker)

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:30am: Seaplane N1234 made flight (Flight Sub Lieutenant Silk)

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed double bottom party in tank, overhauling rigging, and painting warhead magazine – Air Service Ratings as above

9:10am: Seaplane N 1241 made patrol flight (Observer Lieutenant Parker.)

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

1:40pm: HMS TRIAD left flying flag of Royal Aircraft Establishment

3:00pm: Collier JOHN SANDERSON alongside & embarked Seaplanes N 1094 & N 1222 for Suda Bay.

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: HYDRA

6:00pm: Departures: JACKAL, RUBY, REDPOLE, TRIAD, LOUVAIN, & ABERCROMBIE

7:00pm: Collier JOHN SANDERSON secured alongside for the night

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 10

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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14 November 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

4:00am: Collier JOHN SANDERSON alongside overnight, awaiting orders

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in tank - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed double bottom party in tank, remainder drawing stores & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands employed double bottom party as above, remainder overhauling rigging & as requisite & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:15pm: Collier JOHN SANDERSON cast off

5:00pm: Arrivals: ARNO, PRINCESS ENA, LYNN

6:00pm: Departures: JOHN SANDERSON & BARRYFIELD

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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15 November 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands preparing to coal ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard – marines landed at Buda for drill

8:40am: Hands coaling ship from lighter C 5 – Air Service Ratings as above

10:45am: Completed with coal – quantity received 29 tons

Draught

Before

Fore: 14’2”

Aft: 20’0”


After

Fore: 14’3”

Aft: 20’1”

1:15pm: Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in tank& Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: Nil

6:00pm: Departures: HYDRA, RUBY, ELPINIKI

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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16 November 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in tank - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed double bottom party in tank, remainder refitting rigging & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above, working party at No. 2

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Flight Commander Kershaw drafted to Syra for duty

6:00pm: Arrivals: Nil

7:00pm: Departures: GAZELLE

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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17 November 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in tank - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:40am: Exercised Fire Stations – Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above – working party at No. 2

10:00am: Night lifebuoys tested

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings to make and mend

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Hoisted all ship’s boats

6:00pm: Arrivals: TRIAD (flying flag of Royal Aircraft Establishment), BARRYFIELD & HYDRA

7:00pm: Departures: LYNN, JED, CHELMER

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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18 November 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

12:30am – 1:50am: Searchlight in use to assist working party of Royal Engineers (Signals) in repairing damaged telephone lines on North side of Ormans Bay

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

6:40am: Cutter, moored to buoy, capsised

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

9:30am: Divine service held on Mess Deck – Duty Air Service Ratings as requisite

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: Nil

6:00pm: Departures: PEONY

9:00pm: No boats in use

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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19 November 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in tank - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands employed double bottom party as above, remainder overhauling & refitting rigging, repairing awnings, & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Flight Commander Gamwell joined ship for duty

5:30pm: Flight Sub Lieutenant Covency drafted to Headquarters for passage to Mityleni.

6:00pm: Arrivals: Nil

7:00pm: Departures: E 12

9:00pm: Boats in use – Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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20 November 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed double bottom party in tank, remainder refitting rigging & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Observer Lieutenant Jones, & Flight Sub Lieutenant Power drafted to No. 2 for duty

6:00pm: Arrivals: Nil

7:00pm: Departures: TROSTAN

9:00pm: Boats in use – Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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21 November 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in tank - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed double bottom party in tank, remainder refitting rigging & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:30pm: Exercised Anti-aircraft Quarters - Flight Sub Lieutenant Gillespie: made practice flight in N 1241

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: N28

6:00pm: Departures: MELAMPUS, HYDRA and REDPOLE

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat, Z 10 & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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22 November 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out -Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in tank – Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands employed fitting rigging & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

10:00am: Educational examination for Petty Officer held on Mess Deck

11:00am: N 1234 made patrol flight (Observer Lieutenant Parker.)

11:30am: N 1241 made practice flight (Flight Sub Lieutenant Gillespie)

12:00pm: N 1234 returned and made further patrol and escort flight (Flight Sub Lieutenant Silk)

1:00pm: Flight Sub Lieutenant Crisp drafted on board for duty - N 1241 made patrol & escort flight (Observer Lieutenant Parker.)

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:30pm: N 1234 returned and made further flight (Observer Lieutenant Parker)

3:00pm: N 1241 returned and made further flight (Flight Commander Gamwell).

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: PRINCESS ENA, COMET, FURY, HYDRA and JED

6:00pm: Departures: FURY

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

10:00pm: Z 10 lent to Headquarters temporarily

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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23 November 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed overhauling rigging & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

10:00am: Cutter, sunk during gale of 18th recovered by diving Party from LORD NELSON

1:00pm: Flight Commander Gamwell drafted to Marsh for duty

1:15pm: Hands employed hoisting & landing cutter for overhaul then as in forenoon & Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:30pm: Paymaster Matthews Royal Navy Reserve joined ship’s vice Staff-Paymaster Finnis Royal Navy

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: LOUVAIN, REDPOLE

6:00pm: Departures: HYDRA

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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24 November 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:40am: Exercised Fire Stations

8:50am: Hands & Air Service Ratings as above – working party at No. 1 & No. 2.

10:00am: Night lifebuoys tested

11:00am: Seaplane N 1241 left for flight: failed to get off: Seaplane N 1234 (Observer Lieutenant Parker) made submarine patrol flight

1:15pm: Hands to make and mend & Air Service Ratings employed as requisite

2:00pm: Seaplane N 1241 (Flight Sub Lieutenant Silk) made patrol flight: N 1234 returned & made further flight (Observer Lieutenant Parker.)

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Seaplane N 1241 towed to ship by T.B. 044, having come down 6 miles off Strati for special work and failed to get off owing to broken tail float.

5:00pm: Arrivals: Nil

6:00pm: Departures: ELPINIKI & PRINCESS ENA

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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25 November 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Air Service Ratings working party as requisite preparing machines on board & ashore for flight

6:25am: N 1234 made submarine patrol flight (Observer Lieutenant Parker.)

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship – Air Service Ratings as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

9:30am: Divisions & Rounds – Air Service Ratings employed as requisite

10:30am: Roman Catholics landed for service at Naval Transport Office camp

11:00am: N 1228 made flight (Flight Sub Lieutenant Silk.)

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as requisite

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: EDGAR

6:00pm: Departures: AOLIS

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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26 November 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

12:30am: Duty Watch of Air Service Ratings employed repairing machines

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite -

6:45am: N 1234 left for patrol (Observer Lieutenant Parker.)

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:30am: Commenced oiling from KHARKI

8:50am: Hands employed overhauling rigging & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above – working party at No. 2 - N 1241 made flight (Flight Sub Lieutenant Silk.)

9:35am: Finished oiling – quantity received 45 tons.

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:00pm: Flight Commander Gamwell drafted to ship for duty [Possible: Frederick Whittington Gamwell #868]

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: Nil

5:30pm: Departures: ARCHER

6:00pm: N 1234 returned to ship in tow of T.B. 070: having landed at 9:40 a.m. off Cape Pleki with engine trouble.

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

10:00pm: Duty Watch of Air Service Ratings repairing machine

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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27 November 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

2:00am: Duty Watch of Air Service Ratings employed repairing machine & testing engine etc. as requisite

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed overhauling rigging & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:30pm: Seaplane N 1668 made test flight (Flight Sub Lieutenant Silk)

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: RIBBLE, ELPINIKI

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

10:00pm: Duty Air Service Ratings repairing machine

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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28 November 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

1:00am: Duty Air Service Ratings repairing machine

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed overhauling rigging, scraping etc. overside & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above – working party at No. 2.

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: PRINCESS ENA, WELLAND

6:00pm: Departures: JACKAL and RIBBLE

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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29 November 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard – Marines landed for drill at No. 2 under Sergeant

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed overhauling rigging, scraping & painting overside & painting in workshop – Air Service Ratings as above & working party at No. 2

11:00am: N 1234 made flight (Observer Lieutenant Parker.)

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: ARCHER, RUBY

6:00pm: Departures: ARCHER, RUBY

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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30 November 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed painting workshop & painting overside – Air Service Ratings as above & working party at Talikna

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:30pm: N 1228 made test flight (Flight Commander Gamwell)

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: AOLIS

6:00pm: Departures: ARCHER, RUBY

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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Log Page - Blank

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Log Page - Blank

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Log Page – Officers’ signatures

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Log Page – Instruments – Barometer – Thermometer Air/Sea



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1917


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1 December 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

1:00am: Anti-aircraft Guard kept – crews at quarters

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Exercised Fire Stations - Hands cleaning ship & painting overside – Air Service Ratings as above – working party at No. 2 Besseneau

10:30am: N 1228 made flight (Flight Commander Gamwell.)

12:30pm: Ship’s company received Monthly payment

1:15pm: Hands to make and mend & Duty Watch Air Service Ratings employed as requisite

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: Nil.

6:00pm: Departures: M 19

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 10

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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2 December 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

9:30am: Divisions, Rounds

10:00am: Divine Service held on upper deck – Captain conducting – Duty Watch Air Service Ratings as requisite

1:00pm: Duty Watch Air Service Ratings as requisite

2:10pm: N 1668 made patrol flight (Observer Lieutenant Parker) returned 5:20

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:10am: N 1234 left on patrol (Flight Sub Lieutenant Gillespie, & Observer Sub Lieutenant Odle.)

5:00pm: Arrivals: SKIRMISHER

6:00pm: Departures: GAZELLE

7:00pm: Showed vertical beam Searchlight for missing Seaplane (N 1234) Failed to return

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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3 December 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed painting workshops & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Short Seaplane N 1234 having failed to return from flight of Dec 2nd Officers Flight Sub Lieutenant Gillespie and Observer Sub Lieutenant Odle posted as missing [Leslie Herbert Gray Gillespie – Harold Odle]

1:15pm: Hands landed to recover lifeboat (broke adrift PM on 2nd) & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: ARCHBARK

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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4 December 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed painting workshops & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above – working party at No. 2.

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: Nil

6:00pm: Departures: SKIRMISHER

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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5 December 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed painting in workshops, painting overside & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above & working party at No. 2.

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above & drawing petrol

2:00pm: Staff-Paymaster Finnis Royal Navy discharged to Admiralty: & left for England

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: TB 29, RUBY, ARCHER, PINCHER, & PRINCESS ENA

6:00pm: Departures: TB 29, ELPINIKI, PINCHER

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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6 December 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed painting in workshops & turning shelter – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: E 12, SKIRMISHER (flying flag of Royal Aircraft Establishment) JACKAL & COLNE

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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7 December 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed painting workshops & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: TIGRESS and ELPINIKI

6:00pm: Departures: RUBY, MELAMPUS

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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8 December 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Exercised Fire Stations - Hands painting in workshops & cleaning ship – Air Service Ratings as above, working party at No. 2.

10:00am: Night lifebuoys tested

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings to make and mend

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: RATTLESNAKE, ARCHER, and HMT BRITON

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


[BRITON, hired trawler, Adty No 1170. Built 1906, 196grt, Aberdeen-reg A.101. In service 2.15‑7.15. Mined 21.7.15 off Longsands.]


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9 December 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:00am: N 1824 made test flight (Flight Commander Gamwell) – Celebration of Communion by Chaplain of LORD NELSON

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

9:20am: Divine service held on Mess Deck – Chaplain of LORD NELSON conducting

10:30am: S.S. DATCHET secured alongside to embark Seaplanes etc

1:00pm: Air Service Ratings employed as requisite stowing Seaplanes etc on DATCHET

2:00pm: Observer Lieutenant Parker, Flight Sub Lieutenant Crisp, Observer Sub Lieutenant Buteris, & Mr. Gill Engineer drafted to Syra per DATCHET.

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:45pm: DATCHET cast off & proceeded

5:00pm: Arrivals: AGAMEMNON, RUBY, TIGRESS, TRIAD, PHOENIX & DAGO

6:00pm: Departures: BRITON & DATCHET

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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10 December 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed side party overside, remainder painting in workshops & overhauling rigging – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: N 1668 made Wireless Telegraphy test flight (Flight Sub Lieutenant Silk)

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: EDGAR

6:00pm: Departures: RUBY

7:00pm: Observer Sub Lieutenant Wishart drafted to ship for duty [Possible: James Smith Wishart]

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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11 December 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed overhauling rigging, painting on upper deck, side party overside – Air Service Ratings as above

1:00pm: Lieutenant Rawlings Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve (schoolmaster) discharged to England [Possible: Albert George Rawlings]

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: KENNET, JACKAL

6:00pm: Departures: TRIAD, PINCHER, TIGRESS, KENNET, ELPINIKI, and SWEETHOPE

7:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

7:30pm: Observer Sub Lieutenant Whishaw, & Flight Sub Lieutenant Evans drafted to ship for duty.

9:00pm: Boats in use –1st Dispatch boat & Z 10 &Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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12 December 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed refitting & painting as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above, working party at No. 2

10:30am: Flight Chief Aircraft Engineer. returned from England leave.

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: PEONY, PRINCESS ENA, LYNN and M 17

6:00pm: Departures: COLNE, JACKAL and M 17.

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat & Z 10 & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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13 December 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed refitting & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above – working party drawing canteen stores etc. from DAGO

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: Nil

6:00pm: Departures: OVERTON

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat & Z 10 & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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14 December 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:40am: Hands employed refitting & rigging as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

10:00am: Ship visited by Rear Admiral Fremantle (Royal Aircraft Establishment)

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: COLNE, RAGLAN

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat & Z 10 & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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15 December 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite – N 1269 made test flight (Flight Commander Gamwell)

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Exercised Fire Stations - Hands cleaning ship – Air Service Ratings as above

10:00am: N 1269 & N 1668 made test flights (Flight Commander Gamwell & Flight Sub Lieutenant Silk)

11:00am: Night lifebuoys tested

1:15pm: Duty Air Service Ratings employed as requisite – remainder to make and mend

3:00pm: N 1668 made further test flights (Flight Sub Lieutenant Silk)

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: GAZELLE.

6:00pm: Departures: PRINCESS ENA.

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat & Z 10 & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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16 December 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

9:30am: Divisions, Rounds – Air Service Ratings as requisite

10:00am: Divine service held on upper deck – Captain conducting

10:30am: Roman Catholics attended service at naval camp

2:00pm: Flight Commander Gamwell drafted to Athens for duty

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: PHOENIX, SENTINEL

6:00pm: Departures: COLNE, TIGRESS, BRIGHTON & GAZELLE

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat & Z 10 & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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17 December 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:00am: N 1668 made patrol flight (Flight Sub Lieutenant Silk.)

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands painting overside – Air Service Ratings as above – working party at No.2 Besseneau

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

3:00pm: Flight Commander Ferrand Distinguished Service Order attached to ship for duty [FERRAND, James Brian Patrick, Flight Sub-Lt, RN, DSO (29423)]

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: M 33, G 21, COLNE, T.B. 29, KENNET, LOUVAIN, QUEEN VICTORIA

6:00pm: Departures: MEXICAN PRINCE, T.B.29, SENTINEL, JACKAL

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat & Z 10 & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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18 December 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands painting ship – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: TIGRESS, BRIGHTON and M 33

6:00pm: Departures: PHOENIX and RIBBLE

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat & Z 10 & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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19 December 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands painting ship – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: N 1269 made flight (Flight Commander Wishaw.)

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:00pm: Observer Sub Lieutenant Radford drafted to ship for duty.

2:30pm: Lieutenant Commander Gilbert Royal Navy Reserve left for England for dental treatment.

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: PRINCESS ENA & CHESTERFIELD

6:00pm: Departures: JACKAL, LOUVAIN & ELPINIKI

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat & Z 10 & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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20 December 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers – Marines landed at Buda for drill - Hands painting ship – Air Service Ratings as above

10:30am: Observer Sub Lieutenant Odle (Failed to return from flight in Short Seaplane N 1234 on 2nd December) his body recovered near Cape Murtzephlos.

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: REINDEER, SKIRMISHER, & HMHS KARAPARA

6:00pm: Departures: BRIGHTON, M 28

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat & Z 10 & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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21 December 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands painting ship – Air Service Ratings as above – working party at No. 2 Besseneau

1:30pm: Funeral of late Observer Sub Lieutenant Odle in East Mudros cemetery with military honours due to rank, in accordance with war customs. [Harold Odle]

5:00pm: Arrivals: TREVELGAR, RIBBLE, BRIGHTON

6:00pm: Departures: SENTINEL and HMHS REWA

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat & Z 10 & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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22 December 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands cleaning ship – Air Service Ratings as above

10:00am: Night lifebuoys tested

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings to make and mend

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: BARRYFIELD

6:00pm: Departures: TIGRESS and RIBBLE

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat & Z 10 & Z 12

10:40pm: Raised steam for slow speed at one hour’s notice


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23 December 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

1:00am: Steam for slow speed at one hour’s notice

3:25am: Z 10 lying astern, broke adrift

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship – Air Service Ratings as requisite

9:30am: Divisions, Rounds – Divine service held on Mess Deck

11:30am: Cancelled steam at one hour’s notice

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: FORESIGHT

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

9:00pm: Boats in use – Nil

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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24 December 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands cleaning ship & renewing boat’s falls – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings to make and mend

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: TIGRESS and BASILISK

6:00pm: Departures: PHOENIX and WELLAND

9:00pm: Boats in use – Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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25 December 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

9:00am: Flight Lieutenant Evans: drafted to PEONY for duty

10:00am: Roman Catholics attended Service at Naval camp

11:00am: Z 10 towed back to ship, having been recovered in Zouridhi Bay.

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: Nil.

6:00pm: Departures: PEONY

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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26 December 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Hands employed refitting on upper deck & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

1:00pm: N 1668 made escort flight (Flight Sub Lieutenant Silk.)

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

3:00pm: N 1269 made practice flight (Flight Sub Lieutenant Smith)

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: FORESIGHT, KENNET

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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27 December 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed refitting gear aloft & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:30pm: Flight Commander Ferrand Distinguished Service Order discharged to HMHS KARAPARA [Possible:James Brian Patrick Ferrand]

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: SKIRMISHER, JACKAL, PHOENIX & COLNE

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat & Z 10

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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28 December 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands painting ship – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Unshipped starboard after davit for repairs to plate made by DATCHET 9/12/17

12:00pm: Magazine flooding tested

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: M 28, ENDYMION, ARNO, TROSTAN, HYDRA

6:00pm: Departures: PHOENIX

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat & Z 10 & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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29 December 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:40am: Hands cleaning ship – Air Service Ratings as above, working party at No. 2 Besseneau

9:00am: Ship’s company exercised at Fire Stations

10:00am: Night lifebuoys tested

11:00am: N1269 & N1668 made practice flights (Flight Sub Lieutenant Haydock & Silk)

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings to make and mend

2:00pm: N 1269 made practice flights (Flight Sub Lieutenant Smith & Haydock)

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: BASILISK, BARRYFIELD, FORWARD & TIGRESS

6:00pm: Departures: JACKAL & ELPINIKI

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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30 December 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings as requisite

7:00am: Celebration of Holy Communion – Chaplain of AGAMEMNON conducting

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

9:30am: Divisions, Rounds

10:00am: Divine service held on upper deck

10:30am: Roman Catholics attended Service at Naval Transport Office camp

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: GAZELLE, LYNN

6:00pm: Departures: COLNE, BARRYFIELD

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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31 December 1917

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed refitting on upper deck & painting torpedo flat – Air Service Ratings as above, working party at no. 2 Besseneau

11:00am: Flight Lieutenant MacDonald drafted to ship for duty (interim Senior Flight Officer)

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: ELPINIKI, BARRYFIELD

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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Log Page - Blank

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Log Page – Officers’ Signatures

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Log Page – Instruments – Barometer – Thermometer Air/Sea


THE VOYAGES OF HMS ARK ROYAL 1918

JP map Ark Royal 1918

LOGS FOR JANUARY 1918

[Continued Listed “Moored with 6 shackles on each Cable & Stern Wire”]


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1 January 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed painting on upper deck & scraping out water jacket of port petrol tank – Air Service Ratings as above

9:30am: Divers from AGAMEMNON employed cleaning inlets etc

1:00pm: Monthly payment to ship’s company

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings to make and mend

3:00pm: Mr. Callan Chief Gunner (Torpedo) joined ship from England (Vice Lieutenant Taylor)

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:40pm: Diving party completed work

5:00pm: Arrivals: LOUVAIN, KENNET & M 17

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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2 January 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers – Marines landed for drill at Buda - Hands employed painting ship, double bottom party in water jacket – Air Service Ratings as above & working party at No. 2

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:00pm: Aviation Pilot Chamberlain Royal Navy Reserve joined ship from England (Vice Aviation Pilot Diver Royal Navy Reserve)

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: PRINCESS ENA, RIBBLE & TIGRESS

6:00pm: Departures: ELPINIKI, BASILISK & ARNO

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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3 January 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in water jacket of petrol tank - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed double bottom party as above, remainder painting torpedo flat – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Flight Commander Malet drafted to ship for duty

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: COMET

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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4 January 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in water jacket of petrol tank, remainder painting torpedo flat - Air Service Ratings on engines & planes as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed embarking & stowing provisions the n as above – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon & cleaning out drinking tanks on Mess Deck – Air Service Ratings as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: ELPINIKI, FOLKESTONE, BASILISK and ARNO

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12 (Air Mechanic)

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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5 January 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in water jacket of petrol tank - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:40am: Ship’s Company exercised at Fire Quarters

9:00am: Hands cleaning ship – Air Service Ratings as above – working party at No. 2

10:00am: Night lifebuoys tested

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings to make and mend

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: ACHERON, GAZELLE

6:00pm: Departures: ENDYMION

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat & Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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6 January 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard - Seaplane N 1591 made test flight (Flight Commander Malet)

9:30am: Divisions, Rounds

10:00am: Divine Service held on Mess Deck

10:30am: Roman Catholics attended Service near Naval Transport Office camp

11:45am: Hostile aircraft alarm. Guns' crews etc. to action stations

12:10pm: Guns' crews etc. fallen out. No hostile attack.

1:30pm: N 1269 made practice flight (Flight Sub Lieutenant Haydock)

2:00pm: Flight Lieutenant MacDonald drafted to Marsh for duty

4:00pm: Evening Quarters - N 1269 made test flight (Flight Commander Malet)

5:00pm: Arrivals: BARRYFIELD & COMET

6:00pm: Departures: RIBBLE, BASILISK, BRIGHTON

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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7 January 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:00am: N 1591 made altitude test flight (12,600 feet in 1 hour 20 minutes. Flight Commander Malet.)

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands painting on upper deck, double bottom party in water jacket, remainder cleaning fresh water drinking tanks on Mess Deck – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: FORESIGHT, ENDYMION & LIZARD

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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8 January 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands painting ship, double bottom party in tank water jacket – Air Service Ratings as above

9:30am: Royal Navy Air Service Petty Officer's educational test conducted on Mess Deck from 9.30 till 11.30

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

3:00pm: Aviation Pilot Diver Royal Navy Reserve discharged to England

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: RIBBLE

6:00pm: Departures: TIGRESS, ACHERON, COMET & French REPUBLIQUE

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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9 January 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:50am: Oiler KHARKI alongside

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:30am: Commenced oiling

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed painting on upper deck, double bottom party in water jacket – Air Service Ratings as above

10:20am: Completed oiling – received 174 tons

12:00pm: Steam for slow speed at one hour’s notice

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:30pm: Lieutenant Taylor, Royal Navy discharged to England

3:30pm: Command of Royal Navy Air Service in Aegean turned over from Wing Captain Scarlett to Wing Commander Gordon [Francis Rowland Scarlett] [Possible: Robert Gordon]

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: EDGAR, BASILISK & LYNN

6:00pm: Departures: LIZARD, LOUVAIN & COLNE

6:30pm: Set Anchor Watch [Editor: Winds are Force 9- 10]

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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10 January 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

1:00am: Anchor watch kept

6:00am: Anchor Watch fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Negative steam for slow speed

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed painting & refitting, double bottom party in water jacket – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: N 1444 made test flight (Flight Commander Malet)

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: PRINCESS ENA, ARNO, & BASILISK

6:00pm: Departures: ARNO, TROSTAN & ENDYMION

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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11 January 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands employed provisioning party loading lighter, remainder preparing hold for provisions – Air Service Ratings as above

11:20am: Provision lighter alongside

1:15pm: Hands provisioning ship & Air Service Ratings employed as above, working party assisting provisioning

4:30pm: Finished provisioning and cast off lighter

5:00pm: Arrivals: TIGRESS & LIZARD

6:00pm: Departures: RIDLEY

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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12 January 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:40am: Exercised Fire stations

8:50am: Hands cleaning ship – Air Service Ratings as above

10:00am: N 1444 made test flight (Flight Sub Lieutenant Johnson)

10:30am: N 1269 made practice flight (Flight Sub Lieutenant Haydock)

11:00am: Night lifebuoys tested

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:00pm: N 1445 made test flight (Flight Commander Malet)

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: RAGLAN, LOWESTOFT, BARRYFIELD, FOLKESTONE, BRISTOL

6:00pm: Departures: GAZELLE

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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13 January 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings as requisite preparing machines for flight etc.

8:00am: N 1269 made practice flight (Flight Sub Lieutenant Johnston):

9:30am: Divisions, Rounds

10:00am: Divine Service held on Mess Deck

10:30am: Roman Catholics attended Service near Naval camp

11:00am: N 1826 made test patrol flight (Flight Sub Lieutenant Haydock)

1:00pm: Duty Watch Air Service Ratings as requisite

2:00pm: N 1668 made patrol flight (Flight Sub Lieutenant Silk.)

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: N 1826 made patrol flight (Flight Sub Lieutenant Haydock.)

5:00pm: Flight Commander Ferrand rejoined ship from KARAPARA

6:00pm: Arrivals: ARNO

7:00pm: Departures: OVERTON, LIZARD, BASILISK, BRISTOL & FORESIGHT

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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14 January 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands preparing to coal ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:30am: N 1826 made patrol flight (Flight Sub Lieutenant Haydock)

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands coaling ship from lighter – Air Service Ratings as above, working party at No. 2

11:20am: Finished coaling – quantity received 33 tons

1:15pm: Hands cleaning ship & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: N 1826 made flight (Flight Commander Ferrand.)

5:00pm: Arrivals: HELIOTROPE, T.B. 18, RENARD, ELSWICK GRANGE and SOMERSBY

6:00pm: Departures: HELIOTROPE, T.B. 18

7:00pm: Observer Sub Lieutenant Sole drafted to ship for duty [Possible: Alan Edward Sole]

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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15 January 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in tank - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:30am: N 1269 made patrol flight (Flight Sub Lieutenant Smith.)

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed double bottom party as above, remainder painting cable deck & as requisite refitting – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:30pm: Mr Barley drafted to ship, temporarily for Wireless Telegraphy duty

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: COMET, ARNO, & M 19

6:00pm: Departures: M 19, BASILISK, & LIZARD

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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16 January 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:00am: Roman Catholic Service held in torpedo flat - Father Ritchie conducting [Possible Rev. C.S. Ritchie]

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - N 1668 made flight (Flight Lieutenant Silk)

9:00am: Hands employed painting cable flat, refitting on upper deck, double bottom party in petrol tank water jacket – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:00pm: N 1826 made flight (Flight Sub Lieutenant Clift.) [Possible: Victor H. Clift]

2:30pm: Anti-aircraft exercise – Guns’ crews at Quarters

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: PRINCESS ENA, RENARD, BASILISK and FORESIGHT

6:00pm: Departures: RAGLAN, LIZARD & ELPINIKI

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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17 January 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:00am: N 1591 made flight (Flight Sub Lieutenant Johnston.)

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed painting in cable flat, refitting – double bottom party in tank – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: Marines landed for drill at Buda - N 1591 made flight (Flight Sub Lieutenant Smith.)

1:00pm: N 1826 left for Thaso (Flight Sub Lieutenant Clift.)

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as requisite

2:30pm: S.S. GOTHIC alongside to embark Seaplanes for Athens (via Port Larmes)

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: SKIRMISHER & RENARD.

6:00pm: Departures: BARRYFIELD

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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18 January 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard - N 1668 made flight (Flight Sub Lieutenant Silk.)

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands painting cable flat, refitting on upper deck, double bottom party in tank – Air Service Ratings as above, working party at No. 2

11:00am: N 1591 made escort flight (Flight Commander Ferrand.)

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:50pm: Anti-aircraft ALARM. Guns' crews at quarters.

2:55pm: Secure. Hostile Seaplane reported overhead at 10,000 feet. No attack made

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: S.S. GOTHIC completed loading and cast off

6:00pm: Arrivals: WEAR, RENARD, ARNO

6:30pm: Departures: TIGRESS, LIZARD & GOTHIC

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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19 January 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:30am: N 1591 made patrol flight (Flight Commander Ferrand.)

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Exercised Fire Quarters – Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above - N 1668 made patrol flight (Flight Lieutenant Silk.)

10:00am: Night lifebuoys tested

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings to make and mend

3:00pm: N 1825 made test flight (Flight Sub Lieutenant Smith)

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: FOLKESTONE

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 1st Dispatch boat & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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20 January 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings as requisite preparing machines for flight - N 1591 made patrol flight (Flight Commander Ferrand)

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Raised steam for full speed: & took action as required by Memo 325 of Royal Aircraft Establishment of 31/12/17 & Senior Naval officer’s Wireless Telegraphy 0601

9:00am: N 1825 made patrol (& spotting) flight (Flight Sub Lieutenant Smith)

9:30am: Divisions & Prayers - N 1668 made escorting flight (Flight Lieutenant Silk)

11:00am: N 1122 & N 1826 arrived from Thaso (Flight Lieutenant Burton & Flight Lieutenant Clift)

1:15pm: Air Service Ratings as requisite

2:00pm: N 1668 made submarine patrol flight (Flight Lieutenant Silk)

3:20pm: Negative orders for steam for full speed etc.

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: RENARD, ARCHER, LOWESTOFT, ARNO, AGAMEMNON, SKIRMISHER & ELPINIKI

6:00pm: Departures: AGAMEMNON, LOWESTOFT, SKIRMISHER, HELIOTROPE, ARNO, FORESIGHT, ELPINIKI

7:00pm: N 1591 made patrol flight (Flight Sub Lieutenant Smith)

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 10

10:30pm: B 1445 from No 2, failed to return (Flight Sub Lieutenant Johnston). [William Johnston] Reported shot down in flames by hostile aircraft while attacking GOEBEN or BRESLAU

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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21 January 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:00am: N 1591 made flight (Flight Sub Lieutenant Smith.)

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed painting cable flat, refitting, double bottom party in petrol tank water jacket – Air Service Ratings as above

10:30am: N 1668 & N 1825 made escorting flights, (Flight Lieutenant Silk, & Flight Commander Ferrand.)

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: N 1668 made test flight (Flight Lieutenant Silk)

6:00pm: LORD NELSON, RENARD, ELPINIKI, & TB's 18, 29, & 30

7:00pm: Departures: Nil

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 10

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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22 January 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite & on special gear for dropping torpedo from machine

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed painting cable flat, refitting as requisite, double bottom party petrol tank water jacket – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as requisite above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: TB 30, ABERCROMBIE, COMET, EDGAR & PRINCESS ENA

6:00pm: Departures: ELPINIKI & HONEYSUCKLE

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

10:20pm: HB 1201 (Flight Commander Ferrand) left on night bombing flight

10:39pm: BB 1444 (Flight Sub Lieutenant Smith) left on night bombing flight

10:46pm: BB 1122 (Flight Lieutenant Burton) left on night bombing flight

11:18pm: N 1826 made practice flight (Flight Commander Malet) – searchlight as requisite for machines’ landing

11:35pm: N 1122 returned with engine trouble. Wrecked on landing: pilot Flight Lieutenant Burton unhurt

12:39am: 1201 returned. (Flight Commander Ferrand.) - BB 1444 failed to return. (Flight Sub Lieutenant Smith)

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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23 January 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite & on special dropping gear

7:00am: N 1668 made patrol & search flight (Flight Lieutenant Silk.)

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers – Marines landed at Buda for drill - Hands employed painting cable flat, refitting, double bottom party in petrol tank water jacket – Air Service Ratings as above

11:00am: N 1591 made test flight with torpedo (Flight Commander Malet.)

11:45am: N 1444 (Flight Sub Lieutenant Smith) towed back to ship by TB 043 having landed owing to engine trouble to Northward of LEMNOS at 12.15 AM & been found by N 1068 & taken in tow by her to harbour mouth.

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:00pm: No. 1 Besseneau at Headquarters dismantled – Commanding Officer & Ratings joining No. 2 at Talikna

3:00pm: N 1591 made test flight.

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: N 1591 made practice flight, dropping torpedo at target. Torpedo failed to run and sank.

6:00pm: Arrivals: PERDITA, LIZARD, WELLAND, TRIAD and ELPINIKI

7:00pm: Departures: TIGER, ARNO, and ABERCROMBIE

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 10

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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24 January 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

1:00am: Searchlight in use as requisite for returning aircraft

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite & on special fittings on machines for dropping torpedo

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed painting in cable flat, refitting, double bottom party in petrol tank water jacket – Air Service Ratings as requisite

9:30am: Engine Room compartment inspected by Engineering Chief - Diving Party from LORD NELSON recovered torpedo, which sank 23/1/18.

1:15pm: Hands employed painting & refitting & Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:00pm: N 1668 made practice flight (Flight Lieutenant Silk)

3:00pm: N 1591 made practice torpedo flight (Flight Commander Malet).

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: N 1668 made patrol flight (Flight Lieutenant Silk.)

5:00pm: Arrivals: ELPINIKI & EMPRESS

6:00pm: Departures: ELPINIKI.

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 10

11:00pm: HMS LOWESTOFT arrived with Commander-in-Chief

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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25 January 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

1:00am: Searchlight in use as requisite for Seaplanes returning to EMPRESS

5:00am: HMS MANXMAN arrived overnight

6:10am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite & on special fittings

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed refitting & painting cable flat – Air Service Ratings as above

10:00am: Commander-in-Chief transferred flag to HMS LORD NELSON

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:30pm: N 1591 made test flight with depth charge

3:30pm: Flight Sub Lieutenant Porter drafted to ship for duty

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: LOWESTOFT, MANXMAN, LIZARD, ARCHER & PANTHER (Greek.)

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

7:30pm: Searchlight used as requisite for returning Aeroplanes

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 10

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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26 January 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite & special bomb gear work

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Exercised ship’s company at Fire Stations - Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

10:00am: Night lifebuoys tested

1:15pm: Hands to make and mend

2:00pm: Duty Watch of Air Service Ratings as requisite

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: Nil

6:00pm: Departures: LYNN

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 10 & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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27 January 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft Guard & crew fallen out

7:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings as requisite in workshop & hold

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

9:30am: Divisions & Rounds

10:00am: Divine Service held on Mess Deck

10:30am: Roman Catholics attended Service near Naval Camp

11:00am: Air Service Ratings as requisite fitting special gear on machines

1:00pm: Duty Watch of Air Service Ratings as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: RENARD, PRINCESS ENA

6:00pm: Departures: M 19

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 10 & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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28 January 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

12:20am: N 1591 (Flight Commander Malet) with warhead

12:30am: N 1825 (Flight Commander Ferrand & Observer Sub Lieutenant Wishaw) with bomb left on bombing flight

1:00am: Searchlight in use as requisite

1:40am: N 1825 returned (compass unsatisfactory)

3:18am: N 1591 returned, having dropped warhead at 1600 off Nagara Point, unable to see GOEBEN

4:00am: Encountered heavy Anti-aircraft & machine gun fire

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in petrol tank water jacket - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed double bottom party in tank, remainder painting & refitting as requisite – Air Service Ratings as requisite

11:00am: Ship visited by Royal Aircraft Establishment & Commander-in-Chief regarding depth charge fitting

12:30pm: N 1591 made flight, dropping experimental depth charge in Northern end of harbour

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: ELPINIKI

6:00pm: Departures: Nil.

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 10 & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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29 January 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed double bottom party in petrol tank water jacket & refitting as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

1:00pm: N 1591 made special flight, dropping depth charge

2:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings to make and mend

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: COMET, LYNN

6:00pm: Departures: ELPINIKI.

6:30pm: Exercised searchlight crews

7:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Z 10

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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30 January 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed double bottom party in petrol tank water jacket, remainder as requisite with Chief Gunner – Air Service Ratings as above

10:30am: Marines landed for drill at Headquarters pier

11:00am: N 1591 made flight, dropping experimental depth charge (Flight Commander Ferrand)

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:30pm: N 1825 left for Thaso (Flight Lieutenant Burton & Lieutenant Sullivan Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve)

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Flight Commander Malet drafted to Suda Bay for duty

5:00pm: Arrivals: BARRYFIELD, CAMELEON & HMHS ST. MARGARET OF SCOTLAND

6:00pm: Departures: KENNET & ST. MARGARET OF SCOTLAND

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Z 10 & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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31 January 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in petrol tank water jacket - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed double bottom party as above, remainder refitting & painting as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: CHESTERFIELD, HELIOTROPE, NIGELLA, HAZEL, ELPINIKI

6:00pm: Departures: BRIGHTON, HELIOTROPE, & M 18

7:00pm: Lieutenant Cassel Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve drafted to ship for armament duty

7:30pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Z 10 & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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LOG BOOK – FEBRUARY 1ST 1918 TO June 30TH 1918


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Log Title Page – February 1918

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Log Title Page – February 1918 to 30 June 1918

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Log Page – Officers’ signatures

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Log Page – Instruments – Barometer – Thermometer Air/Sea



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1918


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1 February 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

1:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed refitting as requisite, double bottom party in petrol tank water jacket – Air Service Ratings as above

1:00pm: Monthly payment made to ship’s company

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: BRIGHTON

6:00pm: Departures: ARCHER

7:300pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat & Z 10

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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2 February 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard – exercised ship’s company at Fire Stations

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands cleaning ship – Air Service Ratings as above

10:00am: Night lifebuoys tested

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings to make and mend

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: EDGAR, FOLKESTONE, & KENNET

6:00pm: Departures: MANXMAN & JED

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat & Z 10

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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3 February 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

9:30am: Divisions, Rounds

10:00am: Divine Service held on Mess Deck

2:00pm: Captain (Wing Commander Seddon) left for Syra on duty

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: M 33 & COLNE

6:00pm: Departures: FOLKESTONE

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat & Z 10

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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4 February 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed double bottom party in petrol tank water jacket, remainder refitting & scraping etc. – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: KATANGA, HYDRA

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

9:00pm: Boats in use – Z12 & Z 10

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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5 February 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship, double bottom party in tank - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed refitting & painting as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:30pm: Lieutenant Commander Gilbert Royal Navy Reserve returned from medical leave to England [Henry N. Gilbert]

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: HEROIC & CEANOTHUS

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

9:00pm: Boats in use – Z 10 & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


[CEANOTHUS, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Anchusa-type, ordered 1.17, Aubretia and Anchusa-

types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament, T.19 (1.18). Launched 2.6.17 Armstrong. 1290 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x35x11ft. TE2500ihp, 16.5kts. Armament. 2-4in, 2-12pdr. Served with Grand Fleet or in Mediterranean, decoy or Q-ship, other names CAIRD, LINKSMAN. to RIM 5.22, renamed ELPHINSTONE. Wrecked 29.1.25 Nicobar Islands.]


Log Pages missing for 6 & 7 February 1918


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8 February 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:00am: N 1652 made escorting flight (Flight Sub Lieutenant Smith.)

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed double bottom party in tank, remainder refitting etc. as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above & discharging lighter 51 alongside with seaplanes in cases

11:00am: N 1591 made escorting flight (Flight Sub Lieutenant Haydock.)

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: ARCHER & TIGRESS

6:00pm: Departures: EDGAR & EMPRESS

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat & Z 10

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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9 February 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:40am: Exercised ship’s company at Fire Stations

8:50am: Hands cleaning ship – Air Service Ratings as above

9:30am: N 1652 made patrol flight (Flight Sub Lieutenant Haydock.) - Captain (Wing Commander Seddon) returned from Syra

11:30am: Night lifebuoys tested

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings to make and mend

2:00pm: Oiler KHARKI alongside – commenced oiling

3:00pm: N 1651 made flight (Flight Commander Ferrand.)

4:00pm: Completed with oil fuel – cast off oiler – quantity received 124 tons

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: N 1652 made flight (Flight Lieutenant Silk.)

6:00pm: Arrivals: FOLKESTONE & M 32.

6:30pm: Departures: HEROIC & ARCHER

8:30pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, & Z 10

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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10 February 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

9:30am: Divisions & Rounds

10:00am: Divine Service held on upper deck

10:30am: Roman Catholics attended Service at Australian Pier

11:00am: N 1591 (Flight Commander Ferrand) made flight for photographic experiments

1:30pm: N 1591 made ferry flight to Imbros. (Flight Sub Lieutenant Smith.)

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: ACHERON & KENNET.

6:00pm: Departures: LYRA, WEAR, BRIGHTON E 2, FOLKESTONE & DAGO

8:30pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, & Z 10

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


[LYRA, destroyer, Acorn-class, designated H-class, H.60 (1914), H.67 (1.18). Launched 4.10.10 Thornycroft. c720-760 tons, 246(oa), 240(pp)x25x8ft. Turbine 13500shp, 27kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 2nd DF, Grand Fleet 1914-15, six ships to Mediterranean in 1915, five more in 1916, all there by 1918. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Milford Haven.]


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11 February 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:30am: S.S. SOMERSBY alongside to load Seaplanes etc. for Suda

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Hands employed refitting etc. as requisite, double bottom party in petrol tank water jacket – Air Service Ratings as above & loading collier

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: N 1591 made flight (Flight Sub Lieutenant Smith.)

4:40pm: S.S. SOMERSBY completed loading & cast off

5:00pm: Arrivals: EDGAR, LIZARD & ACHERON

6:00pm: Departures: REDPOLE, TIGRESS & COMET

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, & Z 10

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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12 February 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:00am: N 1591 made patrol flight (Flight Lieutenant Silk.)

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed scraping waterways & refitting as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: PERDITA, BRIGHTON

6:00pm: Departures: BRIGHTON, M 16, M 33

7:30pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

8:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, & Z 10

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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13 February 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed painting boats & refitting as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

10:00am: Marines landed at Buda for drill

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:30pm: Hydrometer cock broken. Amount of change 6/3: placed against B McLaren Engine Room Artificer. [Possible: Bernard David McLaren]

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, & Z 12

5:00pm: Arrivals: DAGO, PRINCESS ENA

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

7:30pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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14 February 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

5:30am: Air Service Ratings as requisite preparing machines for flight

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed refitting & repairing as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: WEAR, ABERCROMBIE & M 19.

6:00pm: Departures: LIZARD, GAZELLE, & BRIGHTON

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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15 February 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

5:30am: Air Service Ratings as requisite preparing machine for flight

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:30am: N 1591 made patrol flight (Flight Commander Ferrand, Observer Lieutenant Sole.)

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed repairing awnings & refitting as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above, working party at Limni for timber

1:00pm: N 1583 made patrol flight (Flight Lieutenant Silk.)

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:00pm: N 1591 returned. Reports having bombed hostile submarine in 39º 14' N 24º 18' E at 0950 GMT

3:00pm: N 1591 made further flight (Flight Sub Lieutenant Smith.)

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: RATTLESNAKE, WEAR, LYRA REDPOLE, TIGRESS & BRIGHTON

6:00pm: Departures: M 17, COLNE, KENNET, LYRA, WEAR & ELPINIKI

6:30pm: Searchlight used as requisite for Seaplane N 1591, (overdue.) Reported arrived Kondia in tow & undamaged

7:30pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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16 February 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:40am: Ship’s company exercised at Fire quarters

8:50am: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

10:00am: Night lifebuoys tested

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings to make and mend

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: EDGAR & BARRYFIELD

5:30pm: Arrivals: EDGAR and BARRYFIELD

6:00pm: Set Anchor Watch

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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17 February 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

1:00am: Anchor Watch set

2:00am: Steam for slow speed at 1/2 hour’s notice

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings cleaning workshops & hold

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

9:00am: Lit up 2nd boiler

9:30am: Divisions, Rounds

10:00am: Divine service held on Mess Deck

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: Nil

6:00pm: Departures: REDPOLE, RATTLESNAKE

8:00pm: Boats in use – Nil

9:00pm: Finished with 2nd boiler – Anchor Watch discontinued

12:00mid: Steam for slow speed at 1/2 hour’s notice


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18 February 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

7:00am: Negative steam for slow speed

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed refitting etc & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

10:00am: Motorboat N 188 (lent Imbros) having been sunk in Kusu on 20/1/18 due to enemy action: returned to ARK ROYAL, damaged beyond all repair, denuded of nearly all fittings, and with no machinery.

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: GAZELLE & LIZARD

6:00pm: Departures: ABERCROMBIE & BRIGHTON

7:30pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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19 February 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed refitting & drawing stores – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: N 2077 made test flight (Flight Sub Lieutenant Smith)

6:00pm: Arrivals: LOWESTOFT, RATTLESNAKE REDPOLE & COLNE

7:00pm: Departures: M 32

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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20 February 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

5:30am: Air Service Ratings preparing machines for flight

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed making canopy for dispatch boat & refitting as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: REDPOLE & LYRA

6:00pm: Departures: COLNE, RATTLESNAKE, LOWESTOFT REDPOLE & LIZARD

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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21 February 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed refitting & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: HELIOTROPE, ENGADINE, RIFLEMAN, LYNN and ELPINIKI

6:00pm: Departures: BARRYFIELD, EDGAR, CHESTERFIELD, RIFLEMAN and HELIOTROPE

7:30pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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22 February 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

5:30am: Air Service Ratings preparing machine for flight

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: N 1583 made escort flight (Flight Sub Lieutenant Porter.)

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed refitting as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above – working party at Headquarters

10:00am: N 1585 made test flight (Flight Commander Ferrand) then patrol flight (Flight Sub Lieutenant Haydock).

1:00pm: N 1591 (towed to Kandia 15/2/18) returned to ship from Kandia, in tow ofTrawler 1068

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: T.B. 29

6:00pm: Departures: T.B. 29

7:30pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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23 February 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:40am: Exercised ship’s company at Fire stations

8:50am: Hands cleaning ship – Air Service Ratings as above

10:30am: Night lifebuoys tested

11:00am: N 1583 made flight (Flight Sub Lieutenant Atherley.)

11:20am: Anti-aircraft Alert - Crews etc. to Anti-aircraft action stations

11:40am: Secure. No hostile attack.

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings to make and mend

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: FOLKESTONE, HEROIC, WEAR, and OVERTON

6:00pm: Departures: PRINCESS ENA.

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, & Z 12

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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24 February 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings cleaning up workshops & hold

7:30am: Celebration of Holy Communion by Chaplain of AGAMEMNON

8:00am: Relieved of Anti-aircraft Guard

9:00am: Divine service held on Mess Deck – Chaplain of AGAMEMNON conducting

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: SKIRMISHER, EDGAR, RATTLESNAKE, BARRYFIELD & M 16.

6:00pm: Departures: BARRYFIELD, FOLKESTONE

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, & Z 12 (Air Mechanic only)

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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Log Page 25 February duplicate scanned


25 February 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed refitting & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:00pm: S. S. PEBBLE alongside to embark aero engines

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: LIZARD

6:00pm: Departures: LYRA, ARCHER & BARRYFIELD

8:00pm: Placed Anti-aircraft lookout & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, & Z 10

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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26 February 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

5:30am: Air Service Ratings preparing machines for flight

6:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout & crews fallen out - Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings Engineering on aero engines & Carpenters on planes & as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed refitting & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as above

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

1:30pm: N 1585 (Pilot Sub Lieutenant Baines, Observer. Lieutenant Jones) towed back to ship damaged

2:20pm: Lieutenant Connor discharged to KENNET for passage, 1 Able seaman to PEMBROKE and 2 ratings for English leave discharged to HEROIC.

2:30pm: Exercised Anti-aircraft Stations

3:20pm: N 1585 towed to Talikna

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Arrivals: KENNET

5:00pm: Lighter C. 6 with large cases for Royal Navy Air Service alongside

5:35pm: 2nd dispatch boat hoisted

6:00pm: Departures: HEROIC & KENNET

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, Skiff dinghy, 2nd whaler, & Z 10

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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27 February 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

5:30am: Air mechanics uncover hold & employed as requisite

6:00am: Hands cleaning

6:40am: Lowered 2nd dispatch boat

7:25am: Black Daly N 2086 towed to TALIKNA

8:00am: Anti-aircraft Guard completed

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed as requisite refitting & painting – Air Service Ratings as requisite

10:00am: One officer’s Steward 1st joined from EUROPA

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:25pm: Lighter C.6 cast off with 3 empty Seaplane cases for Egyptian Pier

2:46pm: N 1227 Flight Commander Ferrand (pilot) and A. B. Ebdon (observer) left

3:05pm: Officers funeral Party landed

3:40pm: Mail arrived on board

3:50pm: N 1227 returned and hoisted

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:20pm: Lighter ELIZABETH secured alongside with floats for aviation

5:00pm: Arrivals: PRINCESS ENA, PRINCE EDWARD, JACKAL

6:00pm: ELIZABETH cast off

6:30pm: Covered hold

8:00pm: Departures: Nil

8:30 – 10:15pm: Cinema entertainment

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, & Z 10

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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28 February 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

12:20am: Machine returned to Marsh aerodrome

4:00am: Starboard watch of Air mechanics uncover hold & hoisted N 1227

4:59am: N 1227 left on flight. Pilot Flight Lieutenant Commander Ferrand, Observer Sub Lieutenant Sole

6:00am: Hands fell in, seamen clean ship – Air Service Ratings as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

9:00am: N 1227 returned – Seamen employed refitting gear, painting & cleaning as requisite – Air Service Ratings as requisite

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

1:38pm: N 1227, Pilot Flight Commander Ferrand, Probationer Surgeon left for test

2:02pm: Returned

3:08pm: N 2083 Pilot Sub Lieutenant Smith left for flight

3:32pm: Returned to No. 2 Besseneau

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty men landed

5:05pm: Covered hold

6:00pm: Liberty men returned

7:00pm: Arrivals: LAPWING, ARNO

7:40pm: Two Air Service Ratings joined from Repair Base

8:30pm: Departures: SILVERFIELD, ENGADINE, TIGRESS

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, 2nd whaler, Skiff dinghy & Z 10

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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Log Page – Instruments – Barometer – Thermometer Air/Sea



LOGS FOR MARCH 1918

[Editor: There is now a different Logkeeper – some terms, phrasing, etc. change]


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1 March 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings uncovered hold & employed as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed refitting, painting & as required – Air Service Ratings as required

10:00am: Tested magazine flooding arrangements & reported correct

1:00pm: Monthly payments

1:15pm: Seamen & Air Service Ratings employed as above

1:30pm: Admiral’s barge returned to TRIAD One Air Mechanic discharged to TRIAD

2:40pm: Lighter K 14 with Aviation stores secured alongside

3:35pm: Lighter K 14 cast off

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Landed Liberty men

5:00pm: Arrivals: ACHERON

6:00pm: Departures: LAPWING

6:05pm: Liberty men returned

7:30pm: Placed Anti-aircraft Guard & crews

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, 2nd whaler, & Z 12

11:45pm: Concert Party left for EDGAR

12:00mid: Fires alight in 1 boiler


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2 March 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

5:30am: Air Service Ratings uncovered hold – brought up N 1687 – then as required

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

8:00am: Anti-aircraft Guard completed

8:40am: Exercised Fire Stations

8:50am: Hands employed Saturday routine cleaning ship – Air Service Ratings as requisite

11:15am: Clean guns & searchlights

1:15pm: Liberty men landed

1:38pm: N 1687 left for test flight. Pilot Flight Commander Ferrand. Observer Lieutenant Peach Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve

2:28pm: N 1687 returned

4:45pm: N 1657 Pilot Flight Commander Ferrand, Observer Lieutenant Sole left for flight

5:00pm: Arrivals: CHELMER, ARNO, PERDITA, TB 29, TB 20

5:21pm: N 1657 returned

6:00pm: Departures: FOLKESTONE, LYRA, PRINCESS ENA

7:00pm: Covered hold

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, 2nd whaler, & Z 12


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3 March 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

5:30am: Air mechanics uncovered hold & employed as requisite

6:27am: N 1227. Pilot Flight Lieutenant Silk Observer Sub Lieutenant Whishaw left for flight

6:30am: Seamen cleaning ship

9:00am: Hands cleaning up decks for Divisions & rigging church

9:08am: Returned

9:30am: Divisions & Captain’s Rounds

10:00am: Divine Service

10:30am: Roman Catholics landed

11:05am: N 1227 left for flight. Flight Commander Ferrand. Observer Lieutenant Sole

11:38am: Returned & hoisted

12:05pm: Roman Catholics returned aboard

1:15pm: Liberty men landed

1:45pm: Flight Sub Lieutenant Smith discharged to FOLKESTONE for Suda

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:38pm: N 1227 Pilot Sub Lieutenant Atherley Observer Sub Lieutenant Whishaw left for flight

5:00pm: Arrivals: TB 18

6:00pm: Departures: FOLKESTONE

6:15pm: Liberty men returned

6:18pm: N 1227 returned

7:15pm: Covered hold

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, & Z 12


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4 March 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

5:30am: Air Mechanics uncovered hold & employed as requisite

6:00am: Hands fell in – employed preparing to coal ship

6:15am: Seamen to breakfast

6:40am: 1687 left for flight. Pilot Lieutenant Silk, Observer Lieutenant Sole

7:00am: Coal lighter F 4 secured alongside

7:45am: Seamen commenced coaling

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Air mechanics employed as necessary

9:00am: H. Baby brought to ship from No. 2 Besseneau [Sopwith – Fairey Hamble Baby]

10:00am: Finished coaling. Received 28 tons

10:45am: Lighter F 4 cast off – Seamen employed cleaning ship

11:07am: N 1687 returned from flight

1:15pm: Hands employed refitting, working about boats canopy & as required & Air Service Ratings employed as necessary

2:00pm: 3rd Class Stewards to Physical drill

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:05pm: Lighter F 4 secured alongside with seaplane case

4:30pm: Liberty men landed

4:35pm: Lighter ELIZABETH secured alongside

4:55pm: Q boat PEBBLE came alongside port side

5:00pm: Arrivals: RUBY, HOPE, M 20, RATTLESNAKE, TB 29, & TB 30

5:03pm: Lighter K 1 secured alongside with seaplane and propellors

5:18pm: ELIZABETH cast off

5:21pm: PEBBLE cast off with H. Baby 1201 on board

5:40pm: Lighter F 4 cast off

5:58pm: Lighter K 1 cats off

6:00pm: Departures: TB 29 & TB 30

6:10pm: Liberty men returned

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat, Z 10 & Z 12


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5 March 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

5:30am: Air Service Ratings employed about machines

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7:00am: Lewis gun tested

8:00am: Anti-aircraft Guard completed

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed refitting, scraping pitch, pumping fresh water & as required – Air Service Ratings as required

1:15pm: Seamen & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: LAPWING

6:00pm: Departures: RUBY

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, 2nd Dispatch boat, & Z 10


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6 March 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings as required

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed refitting, scraping pitch, & as required – Air Service Ratings as required

10:35am: Motorboat hoisted for engine repairs

1:15pm: Seamen & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:45pm: Observer Sub Lieutenant Unmack joined from Headquarters [Edward West Unmack]

5:00pm: Arrivals: PRINCESS ENA, ARNO

6:00pm: Departures: VALHALLA II

9:00pm: Boats in use – Z 10, 2nd Dispatch boat, & Z 12


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7 March 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Seamen cleaning ship – Air Mechanics as required

7:30am: Rain ceased

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Seamen employed refitting, repairing canopy, Anti-aircraft lookouts, scraping pitch & as required – Air Service Ratings as required

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:05pm: Lighter ELIZABETH secured alongside with Seaplane case

3:30pm: Cast off

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Lighter K 14 secured alongside with Aviation and Carpenter's stores and large Carley float, Patt. 17 (received damaged)

5:00pm: Arrivals: Nil

6:00pm: Departures: BARRYFIELD, SILVERFIELD

7:25pm: Lighter K 14 cast off

9:00pm: Boats in use – Z 10, 2nd Dispatch boat, & Z 12


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8 March 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands fall in – Seamen cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings as requisite

7:10am: N. 1583 towed to Talikna

8:00am: Completed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:20am: 1 Able Seaman Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve discharged to Headquarters for Wing Captain's boat

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed refitting, refitting canopy, scraping pitch, & as required – Air Service Ratings as required

9:30am: Seaplane N 1227 taken to, and N 1668 arrived from No. 2 Besseneau (Talikna).

10:00am: 1 Able Seaman joined ship from Headquarters

11:00am: One hammerhead Patt. 307 lost overboard by accident

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: WEAR, RATTLESNAKE, ARNO, RENARD, E 12

6:00pm: Departures: RATTLESNAKE, WEAR, ARNO, E 12

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat, & Z 10


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9 March 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands employed Saturday routine cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings as required

8:40am: Exercised Fire stations

8:50am: Return stores - Seamen cleaning ship – Air Service Ratings as required

11:40am: Received 1 case 12 pounder 12 hundredweight ammunition

1:15pm: Pipe down

2:05pm: Liberty men landed

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: OVERTON, M 29

6:00pm: Departures: ACHERON

6:10pm: Liberty men returned

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat, & Z 10


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10 March 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings uncovered hold & employed as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:05am: 1 Air Mechanic discharged to Repair Base

9:00am: Cleaned up decks for Divisions

9:30am: Divisions & Captain’s rounds

10:00am: Divine Service – Landed Roman Catholics

10:10am: 1 Air Service Ratings joined from Repair Base

11:50am: Roman Catholics returned

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: FOLKESTONE, HOPE, LYRA

6:00pm: Departures: BARRYFIELD, M 19

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat, & Z 10


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11 March 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Seamen cleaning ship – Air Mechanics as required

7:50am: Oiler KHARKI secured starboard side

8:00am: Anti-aircraft Guard completed

8:05am: Commenced oiling

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

9:00am: Hands employed refitting, sewing canopies, scraping pitch & as required – Air Service Ratings as required

9:45am: Finished oiling – quantity received 113 tons

9:55am: KHARKI cast off

11:50am: Lighter K 1 with aero case secured alongside starboard side

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as requisite

1:53pm: 3rd Class stewards to Physical drill

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:55pm: Lighter K 1 secured alongside with fuselage

5:00pm: Arrivals: PEBBLE, BARRYFIELD

5:15pm: K 1 cast off

6:00pm: Departures: FOLKESTONE

6:15pm: One Stoker rejoined from KARAPARA (hospital ship)

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat, & Z 10


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12 March 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

5:30am: Air Mechanics uncovered hold & employed as requisite

6:00am: Seamen cleaning ship

6:45am: N 1115 towed to No. 2 Besseneau

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

9:00am: Lowered lifeboat - Schneider 3788 towed to No. 2 Besseneau

10:00am: Hands employed refitting – making canopy & as required – Air Service Ratings as requisite

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:00pm: Lieutenant Cadell Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve discharged to Headquarters

2:10pm: Fleet Surgeon Morris (from HEROIC) joined for accommodation

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:23pm: Two officer's stewards, pensioners joined from HEROIC

5:00pm: Arrivals: M 32, HEROIC, WEAR, CHESTERFIELD, ACHERON, LYRA, M 22

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

6:20pm: Salvage working party left

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat (away with Captain on salvage work), & Z 10


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13 March 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

5:30am: Air Service Ratings uncovered hold

5:45am: N 1687 hoisted

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

6:38am: N 1687. Pilot Flight Commander Ferrand and Observer Sub Lieutenant Unmack left on patrol

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:20am: Marines landed for route march

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

9:00am: Seamen employed refitting, repairing canopy, scraping pitch & as required – Air Service Ratings as required

10:10am: 1687 returned from flight

11:45am: Engineering Lieutenant Seccombe joined from PRINCESS ENA [Arthur Eyre Smythe Seccombe]

1:15pm: Seamen & Air Service Ratings employed as above

1:30pm: Flight Sub Lieutenants Porter and Haydock left for Thaso

2:35pm: Marines landed - returned

3:00pm: 2nd Motorboat discharged to POLSHANNON for Malta dockyard and Officers’ effects to HEROIC

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty men landed

5:00pm: Arrivals: CHELMER, ABERCROMBIE, PRINCESS ENA

6:00pm: Departures: HOPE, PERDITA, SILVERFIELD, CHESTERFIELD

6:15pm: Liberty men returned

7:15pm: Covered hold

7:45pm: 1 seaman joined from EUROPA

8:30pm: Salvage working party returned

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat (on salvage work), Z 10 & Headquarters boat


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14 March 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

5:30am: Air Service Ratings uncovered hold & employed as requisite

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship – one on anti-aircraft lookout

7:00am: N 1687. Left for flight. Pilot Flight Commander Ferrand Observer Sub Lieutenant Whishaw

7:15am: Returned

7:50am: Salvage party left

8:00am: Anti-aircraft Guard completed

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

9:00am: Hands employed refitting, overhauling 2nd whaler, making boat’s canopies. Scraping pitch – crews in boats & as required – Air Service Ratings as required

10:00am: 1 Petty Officer & 4 Air Mechanics drawing petrol

12:00pm: Salvage party returned

1:15pm: Seamen employed, working party at DAGO drawing canteen stores – 2 making boat’s canopy, remainder & Air Service Ratings employed as above

1:50pm: Salvage party left

2:50pm: Lighter K 20 secured alongside

4:15pm: K 20 cast off

5:00pm: Arrivals: BRIGHTON, OSIRIS, AQUARIUS, LATONA. TBS 29, 30, 18, 17, PERDITA, ARNO, CHESTERFIELD

6:00pm: Departures: LYRA, RIBBLE, BARRYFIELD, PERDITA

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat, 2nd whaler, & Z 10

9:25pm: 2nd dispatch boat hoisted


[OSIRIS, hired as armed merchant cruiser, employed as fleet messenger, then depot ship, mercantile conversion, Built 1898, 1728grt, 21kts. Armament: not listed. In service as AMC 5.8.14-9.10.14, fleet messenger 10.14-4.15, then depot ship 11.4.15-10.3.20. Renamed OSIRIS II, 1916. Battle Honour as OSIRIS II (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16.]


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15 March 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Seamen scrubbing decks - Air Service Ratings as requisite

8:50am: Hands employed 1 Able seaman sewing canvas, 1 with painter, 2 refitting, remainder as required – Air Service Ratings as requisite

11:00am: All boats hoisted – lifeboat on flying deck

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

1:45pm: EDGAR shifted anchorage

4:00pm: Evening Quarters - 5 ratings joined ship from BLENHEIM and 5 ratings discharged to BLENHEIM

5:00pm: Arrivals: RUBY

6:00pm: Departures: RATTLESNAKE

9:00pm: Boats in use – Z 10


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16 March 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship, Saturday routine - Air Service Ratings as requisite

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:45am: Exercised Fire Stations

8:55am: Seamen cleaning ship – Air Service Ratings as required

10:12am: Lighter K 43 secured to port side with 1 case for Canteen

10:20am: Cast off

1:15pm: Hands make and mend clothes

2:25pm: Chief Aircraft Engineer Frankling, 1 Chief Stoker, 2nd class Stewards, 1 1st class Steward, 1 Leading Seaman Royal Navy Reserve discharged to HEROIC for passage to England

3:20pm: Fleet Surgeon Morris to PRINCESS ENA

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: LIVERPOOL, SILVERFIELD

6:00pm: Departures: ACHERON, ARNO, CHELMER, OSIRIS, AQUARIUS, HEROIC, KHARKI, HYDRA, TB 17, 18, 30, PRINCESS ENA

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat, & Z 10


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17 March 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings as requisite

7:25am: Quarters clean guns & searchlights

7:45am: Hands to breakfast & clean

8:00am: Anti-aircraft Guard completed

8:40am: Rigged Church

9:00am: Divine Service conducted by Reverend Hill of AGAMEMNON

10:00am: Pipe down

1:20pm: Liberty men landed

2:05pm: One Stoker Petty Officer joined ship from BLENHEIM & 1 discharged to BLENHEIM

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: M 16, SENTINEL

6:00pm: Departures: BARRYFIELD, SKIRMISHER

6:50pm: Liberty men returned

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat


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18 March 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

9:00am: Hands employed scraping shelter deck, scraping waterways & as required – Boat’s crews about their boats – Air Service Ratings as required

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: DAGO, ACACIA, BARRYFIELD, BRIGHTON

5:08pm: Lighter K 20 secured alongside with Paymaster's stores

5:35pm: Cast off

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat, & Headquarters’ Houseboat


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19 March 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Seamen cleaning ship – Air Mechanics uncovered hold & employed as requisite

6:40am: Hoisted out lifeboat

7:10am: 1747 left for No. 2 Besseneau, Pilot Flight Lieutenant Silk – lowered 1st dispatch boat

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

9:00am: Hands employed turning Motorboat in for painting, Anti-aircraft lookout, painting, sewing canvas, scraping starboard shelter deck & as required – Air Service Ratings as required

10:15am: Tug KEngine Room ArtificerVNOS & fire pump secured port side

10:40am: Cast off

11:10am: Lighter K 1 with Aviation Stores secured starboard side

12:45pm: Lighter K 1 cast off

1:15pm: Hands employed sewing canvas – anti-aircraft lookouts, scraping shelter deck, crews in boats, & as requisite – Air Service Ratings as requisite& Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:56pm: N 1591, Pilot Silk, left for No 2 Besseneau

3:55pm: N 1591 returned & hoisted in

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: RATTLESNAKE

6:00pm: Departures: HOPE, BLENHEIM, ACACIA, REDPOLE, COMET, RENARD, WEAR, M 29

6:40pm: Covered hold

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Dispatch boats


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20 March 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

1:00am: Light airs and calm

5:30am: Air Mechanics uncovered hold – hoisted up machines & as required

6:00am: Seamen cleaning ship

8:00am: Completed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Seamen employed refitting, holystoning shelter deck, sailmaking, cleaning whaler & as required – Air Service Ratings as required

9:49am: 1668 left for flight. Pilot Wing Commander Seddon: Observer Lieutenant Peach Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve

10:14am: Returned

12:00pm: One Petty Officer cook joined from PRINCESS ENA

12:35pm: N 1687 left for flight. Pilot Flight Lieutenant Commander. Ferrand: Observer Lieutenant Peach

1:05pm: Returned

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

1:47pm: N 1687 left for SYRA. Pilot Flight Lieutenant Commander Ferrand. Observer Air Mechanic gunlayer Turner.

2:56pm: N 1668 left for Talikna, Pilot Flight Lieutenant Silk and Lieutenant Stafford Sinden

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:25pm: N 1269 returned and hoisted.

4:30pm: Liberty men landed

5:00pm: Arrivals: ROKER, PRINCESS ENA, TRIAD

5:35pm: K 1 lighter alongside with Aviation gun

6:00pm: Departures: POLSHANNON, TRIAD

6:50pm: Cast off

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Despatch boat


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21 March 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship - Air Service Ratings as requisite

7:50am: Hand pump & 6 lengths of suction hose lent to King’s HarbourMaster

8:40am: Lighter ELIZABETH secured alongside

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

9:00am: Seamen employed cleaning ship, repairing canvas, painting & as required – Air Service Ratings as required

9:30am: One Air Service Ratings joined from Repair Base

10:30am: Marines to drill

10:50am: ELIZABETH cast off

11:15am: Marines return

1:15pm: Seamen & Air Service Ratings employed as above

1:45pm: 2 Air Service Ratings discharged to No. 2 Besseneau

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty men landed

5:00pm: Arrivals: ENDYMION, ARNO, ACHERON

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

6:10pm: Libertymen returned

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Dispatch boat


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22 March 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

2:03am: Hostile Aircraft ALARM. Searchlights & guns crews closed up

2:27am: Fell out except duty guns crew & duty searchlight crew

2:35am: Duty crews fell out. Pipe down

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship – Air Service Ratings as required

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

9:00am: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as requisite

9:10am: Observer Sub Lieutenant Unmack discharged to No. 2 Besseneau

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

1:55pm: Boarded: Mr Kingham (Wireless Telegraphy officer) Royal Navy Air Service joined ship [Possible: Frank L. Kingham]

2:30pm: One Stoker Royal Fleet Reserve discharged to KARAPARA (Hospital Ship)

2:40pm: Lighter C 2 cast off

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: 1 Greek Torpedo Boat destroyer

5:30pm: 2nd Dispatch boat hoisted

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

7:00pm: 1st Dispatch boat hoisted – also lifeboat – both No. 2 boats moored astern – no other boats in water

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Dispatch boat


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23 March 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Seamen turned in 1st Dispatch boat & then employed cleaning ship – Air Mechanics as requisite

8:00am: Anti-aircraft Guard completed

8:40am: Exercised Fire Quarters

9:00am: Hands cleaning ship – Air Service Ratings as required

1:15pm: Pipe down

3:05pm: 2nd Despatch boat landed

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: HOPE

5:15pm: Hoisted 2nd Despatch boat

5:45pm: Paymaster Mathews Royal Navy Reserve discharged to PRINCESS ENA for passage to Salonika

6:00pm: Departures: PRINCESS ENA, CHELMER, CHESTERFIELD, KHARKI

6:20pm: Flight Commander Malet and Air Mechanic Turner joined ship, the former from Suda Bay and the latter from Syra.

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat


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24 March 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:30am: Hands fell in, Seamen lowered Motorboat & 2nd despatch boat & then cleaned ship

8:20am: Lighter K 26 secured alongside with Aviation stores

8:30am: Port Watch of Air Mechanics cleaning lighter

9:00am: Seamen cleaning up decks & rigging Church

9:30am: Divisions & Captain’s rounds

9:40am: Disperse – K 15 cast off

10:10am: One Leading Mechanic joined from Repair base

10:15am: Divine Service

10:55am: Lighter ELIZABETH secured alongside

11:45am: Cast off

1:00pm: Pipe down – Liberty men landed - One Air Mechanic discharged to Syra

2:40pm: Rear Admiral Lambert (Royal Aircraft Establishment) arrived on board

2:55pm: N 1424 towed to ship from No. 2 Besseneau

3:05pm: Rear Admiral Lambert left

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: ST. MARGARET OF SCOTLAND, SILVERFIELD

5:33pm: N 1591 Pilot Sub Lieutenant Atherley, Observer Chief Petty Officer Bateman left for flight

6:00pm: Departures: E 12, BRIGHTON

6:00pm: Fleet Surgeon Morris joined from Monitor 28

6:20pm: N 1591 returned

6:45pm: Flight Sub Lieutenant Haydock rejoined ship

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Dispatch boat, 2nd Whaler


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25 March 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship – Air Service Ratings as required

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:40am: Clean up decks

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

9:00am: Hands employed scraping pitch, preparing awnings, cleaning ship outside & as required – Air Service Ratings as requisite

11:00am: Lost overboard by accident two crutches, G.M. Patt. 73 c

1:15pm: Seamen & Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:00pm: 3rd Class stewards to physical & rifle drill

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: Nil

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

6:50pm: Concert party landed

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Dispatch boat, 1st motorboat, 2nd Whaler

10:50pm: Concert party returned


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26 March 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship – Air Service Ratings uncovered hold & as requisite – 2 men to side party

8:00am: Completed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

9:00am: Hands employed refitting, scraping waterways & decks, repairing awnings, side party, boats crews & as required – Air Service Ratings as requisite

10:10am: Flight Lieutenant Sub Lieutenant Quayle joined ship injured [Possible: Sydney Quayle]

10:40am: Discharged to Hospital Ship ST. MARGARET OF SCOTLAND

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above – Lowered 2nd whaler

2:45pm: Sick Berth Reserve Hargreaves rejoined ship from W. Mudros Military Hospital [David Hargreaves]

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Lighter K 1 secured alongside with Aviation stores

5:00pm: Arrivals: SENTINEL, 2 Greek Torpedo Boat Destroyers

5:15pm: K 1 cast off

5:30pm: Hoisted 2nd Whaler & lifeboat

6:00pm: Departures: ACHERON, LIVERPOOL – Hoisted 1st dispatch boat

6:30pm: Landed concert party

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Dispatch boat, 1st Motorboat, 2nd Whaler

10:45pm: Concert party returned


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27 March 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Seamen lowered despatch boat. Side party carried on. Then remainder cleaning ship – Air Mechanics uncovered hold & as requisite

7:30am: Hoisted out cutter

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed side party (2), sewing canvas (2), one with Gunner’s Mate, remainder spreading awnings on quarterdeck & as required – Air Service Ratings as requisite

9:30am: Two Air Mechanics and One Air Mechanic on sick leave joined from No. 2 Besseneau

11:00am: Paymaster Matthews Royal Navy Reserve & Flight Sub Lieutenant Porter rejoined ship from PRINCESS ENA

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

3:35pm: Hoisted in cutter with main derrick

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: PRINCESS ENA – Hoisted in 1st & 2nd Dispatch boats

6:00pm: Departures: RUBY

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Dispatch boat, 1st Motorboat


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28 March 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

1:05am: Anti-aircraft Guard placed

3:15am: Anti-aircraft Guard taken off

6:00am: Hands fell in, Seamen cleaning ship – Air Service Ratings as required

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

8:55am: Dispersed – Hands employed 2 refitting, 3 refitting fenders, 2 scraping, Anti-aircraft Guard, remainder as required – Air Service Ratings as requisite

12:00pm: Both Watches getting stern boom aft & reeving motorboat falls

1:00pm: Hands securing CHELMER starboard side

1:15pm: Air Service Ratings employed as requisite

1:30pm: CHELMER secured alongside for shelter

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: Nil

6:00pm: Departures: Nil – hoisted Motorboat

7:00pm: Set Anchor Watch [Ed: Winds to Force 8-9]

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Anchor Watch kept


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29 March 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

2:30 – 3:00am: Both Watches furling turning house awnings

4:00am: Anchor watch kept

6:30am: Hands clean ship (Good Friday). Sunday routine kept – Air Service Ratings as requisite

9:00am: Clean up decks – Rig church

9:30am: Divine Service

10:30am: Lowered Motorboat

1:00pm: Pipe down

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: Nil

6:00pm: Hoisted Motorboat - Departures: Nil


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30 March 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship – Saturday routine – Air Service Ratings uncovering hold & as required

7:00am: Lowered Motorboat & 2nd Despatch boat

7:40am: Lowered 1st Despatch boat

8:40am: Exercised Fire Quarters

8:50am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Air Service Ratings as requisite

9:04am: Fleet Surgeon Morris discharged to BRIGHTON for passage

10:54am: CHELMER cast off

11:17am: Received 1 box for entertainment Party from dockyard

1:15pm: Liberty men landed – Duty Watch of Air Mechanics employed as requisite

1:50pm: One Air Service Ratings discharged to Hospital Ship ST. MARGARET OF SCOTLAND

2:45pm: 9 ratings joined ship from England

3:00pm: N 1591 left for flight. Pilot Flight Lieutenant Haydock, Passenger Petty Officer Stanbrook

3:50pm: Landed at No. 2 Besseneau

3:40pm: N 1622 left for flight with Flight Lieutenant Silk and Lieutenant Peach Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve

4:00pm: N 1622 returned - Evening Quarters

4:20pm: Flight Sub Lieutenant Allenby discharged to ELPINIKI for passage

4:25pm: N 1668 brought from No. 2 Besseneau to ship

5:00pm: Arrivals: RATTLESNAKE, FORWARD, HEROIC, CAMELEON

6:00pm: Departures: RATTLESNAKE, BRIGHTON

6:10pm: Liberty men returned aboard

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Dispatch boat, 1st Motorboat


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31 March 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

5:30am: Air mechanics uncovered hold & employed as requisite

6:30am: Seamen cleaning ship & preparing for Collier coming alongside

6:40am: N 1682 left for flight. Pilot Flight Lieutenant Silk. Lieutenant Peach Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve (observer)

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard – Collier INNESBRUCK secured starboard side

8:15am: Hands to breakfast & clean – Communion Service Church of England by Chaplain of LORD NELSON

8:40am: Hands cleaning up decks & rigging church

9:15am: Divine Service

9:50am: N 1747 towed alongside from No. 2 Besseneau and hoisted on board

9:55am: Roman Catholics landed

10:00am: N 2825 shipped aboard collier INNESBRUCK

10:30am: Hands shipping Motorboat aboard same Collier

12:45pm: HMS FOLKESTONE alongside

1:15pm: Landed Liberty men

2:27pm: FOLKESTONE cast off

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:15pm: One Blacksmith discharged to EUROPA

5:00pm: Collier INNESBRUCK cast off

6:10pm: Liberty men returned

6:25pm: Hoisted pulling boats

6:30pm: One Sick man discharged to Hospital Ship ST. MARGARET OF SCOTLAND

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Dispatch boat, 1st Motorboat


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Log Page - Blank

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Log Page – Officers’ Signatures

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Log Page – Instruments – Barometer –Thermometer Air/Sea



LOGS FOR APRIL 1918


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1 April 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands fell in. Seamen cleaning ship. Out davits & unrove fenders – Air Service Ratings as required

8:00am: Anti-aircraft Guard completed

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

9:00am: Seamen turned out lifeboat & whaler. 2 hands side party, 1 sailmaking, remainder replacing gear & as required – Air Service Ratings as required

1:00pm: Made Monthly payments

1:15pm: Hands employed 2 side party, 1 sailmaking, remainder & Air Service Ratings employed as requisite

3:30pm: Observer Sub Lieutenant Whishaw and 1 Petty Officer Mechanic discharged to FOLKESTONE for passage to Syra.

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty men landed

5:00pm: Arrivals: Nil

6:00pm: Hoisted 2nd whaler & 2nd Despatch boat - Departures: EDGAR, KARAPARA,

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Despatch boat, 1st Motorboat, 2nd Whaler


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2 April 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

5:25am: Seaplane N 1591 towed in by T.B. 044 towed alongside by Motorboat. Pilot Sub Lieutenant Haydock and Observer Sub Lieutenant Unmack

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Turned in 2nd Despatch boat – Air Service Ratings as required

7:20am: Quarters clean guns & searchlights

7:40am: Hand to breakfast & clean

8:20am: Marines landed – lowered lifeboat

8:30am: Divisions & Prayers

8:40am: Seamen employed 3 drawing stores, 2 refitting, 2 side party, remainder & Air Service Ratings as required

9:55am: Sub Lieutenant Porter discharged to No. 2 Besseneau

10:00am: Lowered both whalers

12:12pm: Marines returned on board

1:15pm: Seamen & Air Service Ratings employed as above - 2 cases cordite 12 pounder 12 hundredweight and 2 cases 6 pounder Davis gun ammunition returned to Dockyard for test – 4 hands returning same

1:30pm: Observer Lieutenant Sole discharged to No. 2 Besseneau

2:05pm: N 1424 taken to No. 2 Besseneau

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty men landed

5:00pm: Arrivals: SENTINEL

6:00pm: Departures: SILVERFIELD, FORWARD.

6:50pm: Hoisted both whalers & skiff

7:15pm: Flight Lieutenant Parker joined ship from No 2 Besseneau

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Despatch boat, 1st Motorboat


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3 April 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Swung out & lowered 2nd despatch boat

7:15am: Lighter K 1 with aero gear secured alongside starboard side

8:00am: Cast off – Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

9:00am: Hands employed 2 refitting, 2 scraping, 2 cleaning ship side, remainder as requisite

9:20am: Diving Party arrived from EUROPA

11:10am: N 1591 Pilot Lieutenant Silk, Observer Lieutenant Peach left

11:15am: PEBBLE secured alongside

11:40am: Lighter K 15 secured alongside PEBBLE

11:50am: N 1591 alighted at No. 2 Besseneau

11:58am: PEBBLE & K 15 cast off

12:05pm: Two Royal Air Force officers, Lieutenant Burton and Sub Lieutenant Clift joined from ELPINIKI [Possible: Victor H. Clift]

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above - 9 ratings discharged to HEROIC for passage to England

2:30pm: Flight Commander Malet discharged to HEROIC for passage to England

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:20pm: Flight Lieutenant Sub Lieutenant Clift discharged to No. 2 Besseneau

4:30pm: Liberty men landed

5:00pm: Arrivals: SKIRMISHER, KHARKI, ELPINIKI, PRINCESS ENA, SILVERFIELD – Diving party left

5:15pm: N 1668 left for flight: pilot Silk, observer Lieutenant Peach

5:45pm: Hoisted in 2nd whaler

5:50pm: N 1668 landed at No. 2 Besseneau

6:00pm: Departures: HEROIC

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Despatch boat, 1st Motorboat, 2nd Whaler

10:47pm: Motorboat moored up


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4 April 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Seamen cleaning ship & getting up diving pump. Air Mechanics uncovered hold & as requisite

7:20am: Provision party of 12 hands under Chief Petty Officer landed

7:55am: AGAMEMNON diving party arrived – Lighter K 1 secured alongside with Aviation stores

8:00am: Anti-aircraft Guard completed - Diving parties from EUROPA and LORD NELSON arrived

8:20am: Signalmen landed for exercises

8:40am: Hands employed drawing provisions & attending on diving party – Air Service Ratings as requisite

10:55am: Lighter K 5 with provisions secured port side

11:00am: Lighter K 1 with aero cases cast off

11:20am: Hands provisioning ship

12:00pm: Provisioning & divers parties to dinner

12:15pm: Signalmen returned

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:15pm: Lowered 2nd whaler

5:00pm: Arrivals: BRIGHTON, CHELMER

5:15pm: Diving parties left

5:40pm: Finished provisioning

5:45pm: K 5 cast off

6:00pm: Departures: DAGO, BRIGHTON, 3 Greek Destroyers

6:50pm: Hoisted 2nd whaler

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Despatch boat, 1st Motorboat


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5 April 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

1:40am: Anti-aircraft Guard & crews taken off

6:00am: Hands fell in. Seamen cleaning ship – Air Service Ratings uncovered hold & as required

8:00am: Diving parties arrived

9:00am: Hands employed 1 sailmaking, 1 making jackstay for sea boat, remainder attending on divers – Air Mechanics as requisite

10:45am: One ABLE SEAMAN joined ship from EUROPA

12:00pm: Diving parties to dinner

1:15pm: Diving parties carrying on work - Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty men landed

4:45pm: AGAMEMNON diving party cast off

5:00pm: Arrivals: FORWARD, SHELDRAKE, CHAMELEON, VALHALLA, DEPHENULA (Oiler), French Torpedo Boat Destroyer & Submarine

5:15pm: LORD NELSON & EUROPA diving parties cast off

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

6:05pm: Liberty men returned

6:30pm: One Engine Room Artificer discharged to RATTLESNAKE

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Despatch boat, 1st Motorboat

9:05pm: One Engine Room Artificer joined from RATTLESNAKE


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6 April 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands employed, Saturday routine, cleaning ship – Air Service Ratings as required

7:00am: Diving party attendants to breakfast & clean

7:20am: Skiff lowered

7:45am: AGAMEMNON’S diving party arrived

7:59am: EUROPA & LORD NELSON diving party arrived

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:40am: Seamen employed 1 making jackstay for sea boat, 1 sailmaking, remainder attending divers – Air Service Ratings as requisite

10:45am: Oiler KHARKI secured port side

1:10pm: KHARKI cast off

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:00pm: Liberty men landed

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:20pm: One Officer Steward 2nd discharged to ELPINIKI for Lemmaria Hospital

5:05pm: Lighter K 1 with aero cases secured alongside

5:25pm: Diving parties left

5:00pm: Arrivals: GAZELLE

6:00pm: Departures: E 20, ELPINIKI, PRINCESS ENA

6:10pm: Liberty men returned

6:15pm: Hoisted skiff

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Despatch boat, 1st Motorboat


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7 April 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:30am: Sunday routine. Hands cleaning ship – Air Service Ratings uncovering hold & as requisite

8:00am: Anti-aircraft Guard completed

9:00am: Cleaning up decks for Divisions

9:17am: Surgeon Walker discharged to BRIGHTON for passage [Possible: Godfrey Alan Walker]

9:23am: W.O. Kingham discharged to No. 2 Besseneau

9:30am: Divisions & Captain’s rounds

10:00am: Divine Service – Roman Catholics landed

10:20am: Lighter K 1 secured alongside with Aviation stores

10:42am: Conducting Church

10:45am: Lighter cast off

12:20pm: Roman Catholics returned

1:15pm: Liberty men landed – Lowered 2nd whaler

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty men landed

5:00pm: Arrivals: DAGO, SPIRAEA, PEBBLE, FORWARD

6:00pm: Departures: BRIGHTON

6:05pm: Liberty men returned

7:30pm: 1 Air Mechanic joined ship from PEBBLE

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Despatch boat, 1st Motorboat

10:00pm: 1st Despatch boat moored up


[SPIRAEA, convoy sloop, Flower-class, Anchusa-type, ordered 1.17, Aubretia and Anchusa-types built to look like merchant ships, with concealed armament, T.81 (1.18). Launched 1.11.17 Simons. 1290 tons, 262(oa), 250(pp)x35x11ft. TE2500ihp, 16.5kts. Armament. 2-4in, 2-12pdr. Served with Grand Fleet or in Mediterranean, decoy or Q-ship, other names AIRBLAST, CALEB. Sold 6.9.22 Distinn Syndicate.]


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8 April 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Seamen cleaning ship – Air Mechanics uncovered hold & as requisite

8:20am: 1 Air Mechanic discharged to Headquarters

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

9:00am: Hands employed 2 refitting jackstays for sea boats, 1 sewing canvas, 4 about awnings, remainder securing for going to sea – Air Service Ratings as requisite

10:30am: Lighter K 1 with Aero stores secured port side

10:40am: Commenced pumping out No. 2 deep tank

11:25am: K 1 cast off

1:15pm: Hands employed attending divers & as requisite – Air Service Ratings (4 assisting diving party) as required

1:35pm: LORD NELSON, EUROPA, & AGAMEMNON diving parties arrived

2:21pm: M. H. White discharged to HMHS ST. MARGARET OF SCOTLAND

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: Three Greek Destroyers

5:25pm: Lieutenant Sole joined from No. 2 Besseneau

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

6:15pm: Lighter K 1 secured alongside with Aviation cases

7:20pm: Cast off

8:10pm: Finished pumping out No. 2 deep tank

Draught

Before pumping

After pumping

Fore:

15’ 9”

9’ 11”

Aft:

19’ 9”

21’ 5”

Mean:

17’ 9”

15’ 8”

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Despatch boat, 1st Motorboat


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9 April 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

1:00am: Anti-aircraft lookout taken off temporarily

2:00am: Anti-aircraft Guard lookout placed

5:30am: Air Service Ratings uncovered hold & employed as requisite

6:00am: Seamen cleaning ship

7:50am: 12 Air Force Ratings, working party arrived on board

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:20am: One sergeant Royal Air Force discharged to Repair Base

8:35am: Z 10 & Z 12 sent to town pier – seamen employed 2 refitting, 1 sailmaking, remainder attending divers – Air Force Ratings as required, 12 Air mechanics from Headquarters working party attending on divers

9:50am: Lighter 51 secured alongside with petrol

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:20pm: N 1780 towed to No. 2 Besseneau

4:30pm: Liberty men landed

5:00pm: Arrivals: SENTINEL, ABERCROMBIE

5:30pm: Diving parties cast off – working party landed

6:00pm: Departures: GAZELLE, PRINCE EDWARD

6:20pm: Lighter 51 cast off

6:30pm: 1 Air Force Rating joined ship from Headquarters

6:40pm: Lighter K 1 secured alongside with seaplanes

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Despatch boat, 1st Motorboat


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10 April 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

5:30am: Air Force Ratings employed as requisite

6:00am: Hands prepare for coaling ship

6:15am: Coaling party to breakfast

7:50am: Cover hold – Lighter C 5 secured alongside with coal

7:55am: Diving parties arrived – Royal Air Force working party arrived from Headquarters

8:00am: Started coaling

8:20am: Lighter K 1 cast off

8:40am: Air Service Ratings as requisite

10:25am: Finished coaling – received 22 tons – Lighter K 43 secured alongside with stores

10:55am: 1 Air Service Ratings discharged to hospital ship ST. MARGARET OF SCOTLAND

1:15pm: K 43 cast off – seamen employed refitting, sailmaking, & as required attending divers & stowing away stores

2:55pm: Empty coal lighter C 5 cast off

3:15pm: Lighter K 1 arrived

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – 6 lengths of Suction Hose returned to ship by Steam Tug PHOEBUS

4:30pm: Liberty men landed

5:00pm: Arrivals: RUBY, ELPINIKI, PRINCESS ENA

5:40pm: Diving parties left

6:00pm: Departures: RUBY

6:30pm: Concert parties left for Repair Base & AGAMEMNON

6:55pm: Lighter K 1 cast off

8:00pm: 1 Air Force Ratings joined from ST. MARGARET OF SCOTLAND

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Despatch boat, 1st Motorboat

11:40pm: Concert parties returned


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11 April 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

5:30am: Air Force Ratings uncovering hold & as requisite

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship – Air Service Ratings as requisite

7:50am: Diving parties & Headquarters working party arrived

8:20am: Marines landed for drill

8:35am: 2 Sergeants & 18 of working party arrived from Repair Base

8:45am: Hands employed 4 attending divers, 1 about ammunition, 2 making sea anchors, remainder removing stern wire

9:00am: One Air Mechanic discharged to No. 2 Besseneau

9:40am: Two Hospital Orderlies joined ship from Europa

10:00am: Stern wire taken in – hands employed ­­reeling up same & as requisite

12:20pm: Marines returned on board

1:15pm: Hands & Air Service Ratings employed as above

3:20pm: Lighter ELIZABETH secured alongside

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Read Warrants No. 33 & 34

4:30pm: 1 Master Mechanic, 1 Sergeant Mechanic, & 8 Mechanics discharged to No. 2 Besseneau – Air Service Ratings discharging Davis gun ammunition

5:00pm: Arrivals: M 22, M 33, ACHERON, FORWARD

6:00pm: Completed diving operations - Departures: ABERCROMBIE, FORWARD, 2 Greek Torpedo Boat Destroyers

6:30pm: 1 Able seaman Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve discharged to EUROPA – Diving parties & Headquarters & Repair Base working party left

7:00pm: Hoisted 2nd whaler

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Despatch boat, 1st Motorboat

11:10pm: 2nd despatch boat moored up


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12 April 1918

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

5:30am: Duty Watch of Air Mechanics employed as requisite

6:00am: Seamen cleaning ship

8:00am: Assumed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:45am: Cleaned lower deck – life saving belt muster

9:00am: Hands employed 3 repairing lifebelts, 2 fitting sea gear to boats, remainder weighing starboard anchor – Air Service Ratings as required

10:00am: Air Service Ratings working party 20 men arrived

10:10am: Lighter K 1 secured port side

11:05am: Starboard anchor weighed – port cable shortened in to 6 shackles

11:10am: Cast off

11:25am: Lieutenant Peach Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve discharged to Headquarters 2 Besseneau

1:00pm: Six shackles on port anchor

1:15pm: Hands employed getting up ammunition & putting on sea gear, etc, & Air Service Ratings employed as requisite

1:45pm: Ordinary Stokers assisting to get ammunition up

2:00pm: Two Air Service Ratings discharged to No. 2 Besseneau

4:00pm: One Air Service Ratings discharged to No. 2 Besseneau

5:00pm: Arrivals: BASILISK, BRIGHTON, SKIRMISHER (with Royal Aircraft Establishment)

5:05pm: One Leading Seaman joined from LORD NELSON One Ordinary Seaman discharged to EUROPA

5:30pm: Fleet Surgeon Morris joined for accommodation

6:00pm: Departures: ELPINIKI

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Despatch boat, 1st Motorboat


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13 April 1918

Port Mudros and at sea to Skyros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands fell in - Seamen cleaning ship – Air Force Ratings as requisite

8:00am: Completed Anti-aircraft Guard

8:20am: One leading Seaman discharged to EUROPA

8:45am: Clean lower deck – hands muster with lifebelts – exercised Abandon Ship Stations

9:35am: Hands employed & seamen cleaning ship – Air mechanics as required

9:50am: Fleet Surgeon Morris left for Headquarters

10:25am: Lighter K3 secured alongside with stores

10:40am: K 3 cast off

11:50am: Lighter 23 secured alongside

12:00pm: Hoisting out Wing Captain’s boat

1:15pm: Lieutenant Burton discharged to Headquarters & 2 Seamen to EUROPA - Hands employed 3 getting out empties, remainder hoisting out & securing boats for sea & Air Service Ratings employed as above

2:15pm: 1 Leading Mechanic joined from Repair Base – Wing Captain’s boat sent to Headquarters

3:20pm: Hoisted Motorboat

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:15pm: 1 Air Force Ratings rating discharged to Talikna

4:45pm: Petty Officer Sands and Officer’s Clerk 2nd Canloui­­ discharged to EUROPA – Duty Watch Air Service Ratings provisioning boats, Seamen preparing ship for sea

5:40pm: One Ordinary Seaman joined from EUROPA

5:45pm: Hoisted all boats except 2nd Despatch boat

6:00pm: Lighter 23 cast off

6:20pm: Hoisted 2nd Despatch boat

6:30pm: Commenced to weigh – Leaving Mudros

7:30pm: Passed outer nets & streamed Patent Log

7:40pm: Koube Light House abeam at 1 mile

7:56pm: Set course S 73 W – Patent Log 3.4

8:00pm: Log 4.

8:49pm: Cape Tragana abeam

9:03pm: Altered course N 69 W

9:30pm: Altered course S 66 W

9:46pm: Compass examined 4.25 W Deviation 0º 25’ W

10:10pm: Patent Log 23.3 miles – altered course S 22 W

10:20pm: Altered course S 27 W

11:30pm: Altered course to S

11:37pm: Speed to 55 revolutions

11:44pm: to 50 revolutions to permit Escort to overtake


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14 April 1918

Port Mudros to Skyros & at Port Trebuki

Lat 38.78, Long 24.6

12:01am: Altered course S 19 E Increased to 50 revolutions

12:30am: Altered course to S - increased to 57 revolutions

1:00am: Altered course S 30 E

1:15am: Sighted Skyros Light by SW

1:30am: Altered course S 60 E

2:00am: Altered course S 30 E – reduced to 53 revolutions

2:36am: Skyros Light S 43 W

3:00am: Altered course S 46 E – increased to 56 revolutions

4:00am: Altered course S – Skyros Light S 72 W

4:30am: Altered course S 30 W

5:30am: Altered course W – eased to 60 revolutions

5:45am: Stopped & handed Log

5:50am: Hoisted out Seaplane with Pilot Lieutenant Silk & Observer Lieutenant Sole – then resumed course full speed & streamed Log

5:55am: Altered course W (mean) with quick zig-zags

6:24am: Speed 70 revolutions

6:55am: Reduced to 65 revolutions

7:47am: Altered course N 80 W

8:15am: Altered course N 55 W – Captain conning

8:30am: Handed in Log

9:25am: Anchored in 30 fathoms

9:30am: Lowered 1st Dispatch boat – rigged Church

10:30am: Divine Service

1:15pm: Lowered 2nd whaler & skiff

2:00pm: Pipe down

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

6:02pm: N 1781 – Pilot lieutenant Silk, Observer Lieutenant sole left for patrol

7:00pm: Returned & hoisted

8:00pm: Hoisted pulling boats

9:00pm: Duty boat – 1st Dispatch boat


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15 April 1918

Port Trebuki and at sea

Lat 38.78, Long 24.6

4:45am: Air Force Ratings uncovered hold with seaplane

5:15am: Duty guns crews closed up – fired 5 rounds common shell at signal fire ashore

5:35am: Seaplane left for patrol flight Pilot Lieutenant Haydock, Observer Air Mechanic Davis

7:48am: Seaplane returned & hoisted in

8:45am: Cleaned lower deck – Object of keeping deadlights closed at sea explained by captain

8:47am: Seaplane with pilot Haydock and Observer Lieutenant Sole left for patrol flight

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

9:00am: Hands employed refitting, sewing canvas, repairing life belts, cleaning boats & ship, - Air Force Ratings as requisite

9:12am: Seaplane returned

1:15pm: Exercised Abandon Ship stations

1:40pm: Hands landed for recreation

4:48pm: Liberty men returned

5:30pm: Both Watches hoisting boats and preparing for sea

6:20pm: All boats up

6:35pm: Special Sea Duty men to Stations

6:38pm: Weighed & proceeded slow ahead

6:43pm: Anchor up – Engines & helm as required

7:00pm: Passed gate – Streamed Log – revs 70 – Courses various – zig-zagging

8:25pm: Skyros Light: N 18 W (Mean) – altered course S 43 E (Mean)

9:00pm: Mean course S 5 W & 4 point zig-zags

10:00pm: Reduced zig-zag to 30º each side

10:33pm: Sighted Cape Plasso Light: S 20 W

11:37pm: Cape Plasso Light S 30 W – Cape Doro N 86 W


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16 April 1918

Port Trebuki

Lat 38.78, Long 24.6

1:00am: Courses as required for zig-zag & making rendezvous in Doro Channel

2:05am: Altered course 9mean) S 43 E

3:10am: Altered course S 38 E

4:30am: Mean course S 43 E

4:55am: Altered course S 3 E into Swift Channel

5:05am: Captain conning – Engines and helm as required

5:47am: Entered gate – handed Patent Log

6:12am: Anchored

6:30am: Rung off engines

7:10am: Lowered 1st Dispatch boat

8:08am: Seaplane N 1687 arrived & hoisted a board. Pilot Squadron Commander Ferrand, Observer Lieutenant Balters

8:45am: Hands employed unrigging guns – Air Service Ratings as requisite

11:40am: Hove in cable

11:50am: Weighed and proceeded to Senior Naval Office berth

12:00pm: Both Watches working about stern wire

12:07pm: Let go Port anchor

12:41pm: Let go Starboard anchor

1:15pm: Air Force Ratings employed as requisite

2:15pm: Finished mooring – ship secured to breakwater aft with 7” manilla & 2 1/2” wire

2:26pm: Seaplane N 1687 with Pilot Ferrand & Observer Lieutenant Balters left for Seaplane Station

2:30pm: One plumber's mate joined from VALHALLA

3:30pm: Cleaned lower deck – Hands addressed by captain regarding behavior on leave

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty men landed

7:35pm: Liberty men returned (part)

10:30pm: Liberty men returned (part)

11:30pm: Concert Party returned


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17 April 1918

[Moored with 7 cables on each shackle, and stern wire & hawser]

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands fall in – 1 seaman cleaning ship – Air Force Ratings as requisite

6:10am: Lowered 2nd despatch boat

7:00am: FOLKESTONE secured alongside

7:25am: 3 officers joined ship from FOLKESTONE

8:25am: FOLKESTONE cast off

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Two officers discharged to shore – Seamen employed refitting, cleaning out skiff, sailmaking & as requisite – Air Force Ratings as requisite

9:15am: One officer and 5 ratings from REINDEER joined ship for duty with Senior Naval Officer

10:10am: 2nd despatch boat hoisted

12:20pm: Tug SYRA with wrecked Seaplane in lighter arrived port side.

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon & Air Force Ratings as requisite

1:20pm: Aviation Fire Party landed to extinguish fire ashore

1:55pm: One Air Mechanic lent to shore to British Consulate

3:00pm: Sub Lieutenant Dixon Royal Navy Reserve joined temporarily

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:50pm: Fire Party returned

5:00pm: Pilot Lieutenant Haydock & Observer Lieutenant Sole left for Seaplane base Syra: in N 1781

7:35pm: Liberty men returned

10:30pm: Liberty Petty Officers returned


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18 April 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Air Force Ratings clearing lighter etc.

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

9:00am: Seamen employed shifting temporary office to starboard shelter deck – Air Force Ratings as required

10:00am: 1st & 2nd whalers lowered

1:15pm: Seamen & Air Force Ratings employed as in forenoon

2:35pm: Hoisted 1st & 2nd whalers

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:45pm: Liberty men & picket landed

7:30pm: Lieutenant Crisp joined ship – Liberty men returned

10:30pm: Petty Officer Liberty men returned

11:00pm: Duty boat – 1st Despatch boat


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19 April 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Air Force Ratings as requisite – Tug SYRA came alongside Port side

6:45am: Tug SYRA cast off with stores for Seaplane base

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

9:00am: Hands employed about stern anchor & getting sounding machine into Motor boat – Motor boat lowered – 1 hand scraping skiff – Air Force Ratings as required

1:15pm: Seamen employed – 1 Leading seaman & 5 hands working party at REINDEER drawing stores – remainder about stern anchor & Air Force Ratings employed as in forenoon

2:45pm: Surgeon Probationer: Thomlinson Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve & one Air Force Rating joined ship to await passage

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:45pm: Liberty men landed

5:00pm: Patrol landed

5:30pm: N 1176 Pilot Lieutenant Silk left for flight

6:00pm: Returned

6:45pm: Hold covered

7:40pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Patrol returned

10:30pm: Petty Officer Liberty men returned from leave

11:00pm: Duty boat – 1st Despatch boat


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20 April 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Seamen employed cleaning ship – Air Mechanics uncovered hold & as requisite

8:00am: Sub Lieutenant Telleson Royal Navy Reserve: Discharged to Trawler 1179 for passage to Piraeus.

8:30am: Tug SYRA with lighter secured to port side

8:45am: Hands cleaning ship – Air Service Ratings as requisite

9:30am: 4 1/2” wire attached to Storm anchor hove taut for extra stern moorings

1:30pm: Liberty men landed

3:50pm: Air Force Ratings working party at FOLKESTONE

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: More Liberty men landed – also Packet

5:00pm: Probationer Surgeon Thomlinson: discharged to FOLKESTONE for passage

5:15pm: Working Party returned

7:00pm: Watch working about stern wire

7:40pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Packet returned

11:00pm: Duty boat – 1st Despatch boat


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21 April 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

4:00am: Light variable buoys

6:30am: Hands fall in - seamen cleaning ship – Air Force Ratings as required

9:00am: Hands clearing for Divisions & rigging church

9:30am: Divisions & Captain’s Rounds

9:40am: Roman Catholics church party landed

10:00am: Divine Service

11:45am: Roman Catholics returned

1:30pm: Liberty men landed

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:15pm: Two trailer Warrant Officers joined ship temporarily

7:35pm: Liberty men returned

9:30pm: Leading Rates returned from leave

10:30pm: Petty Officers & Chief Petty Officers Liberty men returned from leave


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22 April 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Air Force Ratings as required

8:45am: Drifter 1101 secured alongside for fresh water

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

9:00am: Hands employed 8 seamen working party ashore with Captain, remainder attending moorings & as required – Air Force Ratings as requisite

9:30am: Two Air Force Ratings joined to await passage

10:20am: Drifter 1101 cast off

11:00am: One 30 hundredweight anchor and three 5 hundredweight sinkers received form Dockyard

12:00pm: Working party returned

12:45pm: One Seaman placed under Sentry's charge

1:15pm: Seamen & Air Force Ratings employed as in forenoon

2:15pm: Lowered 2nd whaler

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty men landed

5:00pm: Picket landed

6:45pm: 2nd whaler hoisted

7:40pm: Liberty men returned

8:00pm: Patrol returned

10:30pm: Petty Officers & Chief Petty Officers returned from leave

11:00pm: Duty boat – 1st Despatch boat


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23 April 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Tug SYRA with lighter secured port side - Hands employed cleaning ship – Air Force Ratings uncovering hold & as requisite

6:25am: Seagoing Tug FLYING MIST secured port side – Tug SYRA casting off

8:32am: FLYING MIST cast off

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

9:00am: Hands employed 5 cleaning out cutter, 1 scraping out skiff, 1 repairing lifebelts, 2 refitting, 2 side party, remainder as required – Air Force Ratings as required

1:15pm: Hands employed 2 refitting, 1 scraping skiff, 4 cleaning paint on cable deck, remainder as required – Air Force Ratings as requisite

3:25pm: Seaplane N 1687 arrived onboard from shore. Pilot Squadron Commander Ferrand. Passenger Petty Officer Alfred.

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty men landed

5:00pm: One Air Mechanic discharged to Seaplane base Syra

6:50pm: Tug SYRA with cases of Paymaster’s stores arrived port side

7:00pm: Both Watches of Seamen and Duty Watch of Air mechanics cleaning Tug SYRA

7:15pm: Tug SYRA cast off

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

8:50pm: One Leading Mechanic. discharged to FLYING MIST

10:30pm: Petty Officers returned from leave

11:00pm: Duty boat – 1st Despatch boat

12:00mid: 6 Greek prisoners on Quarterdeck


[FLYING MIST, hired paddle tug. Built 1892, 148grt. In service 23.6.15-1.9.20. Harbour and dockyard service, normally flew the red ensign.]


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24 April 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Seamen employed cleaning ship – Air Force Ratings uncovered hold & as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

9:00am: Hands employed 4 seamen in after peak (double bottom party), 2 refitting, 1 sewing canvas, 1 about skiff, & remainder & Air Force Ratings as requisite

1:15pm: Hands employed 4 seamen in after peak (double bottom party), 1 scraping skiff, remainder placing 2nd Despatch boat in crutches, hoisting Motorboat, & as required & Air Force Ratings employed as required

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: Liberty men landed – lowered 2nd whaler

5:00pm: Patrol landed

6:30pm: Hoisted 2nd whaler

7:40pm: Liberty men returned

8:20pm: Patrol returned

10:30pm: Petty Officers Liberty men returned

11:00pm: Duty boat – 1st Despatch boat


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25 April 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands fall in – seamen employed cleaning ship – Air Force Ratings as required

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Seamen employed 4 tank party, 2 refitting, 3 cleaning 2nd whaler, remainder & Air Force Ratings as necessary

9:10am: 2nd whaler lowered & hoisted in flying deck

1:15pm: Seamen & Air Force Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:45pm: Liberty men landed

4:55pm: Lowered 1st whaler

6:00pm: Hold covered

6:55pm: Hoisted 1st & 2nd whalers

7:45pm: Liberty men returned

10:30pm: Petty Officers Liberty men returned

11:00pm: Duty boat – 1st Despatch boat


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26 April 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Air Force Ratings as required – Tank party 4 hands carried on

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

9:00am: Air Force Ratings as required – Seamen 4 tank party, 2 side party, 2 refitting, remainder as required

1:15pm: Seamen & Air Force Ratings employed as in forenoon

2:40pm: Mr. Thompson Mercantile Fleet Auxiliary discharged to EUROPA - 1 Seaman Royal Navy Reserve to England. Shipwright and 2 stokers to England on leave. 1 Telegraphist to EUROPA. All for passage by Trawler 43

3:40pm: Duty Air Force watch to drill

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:45pm: Liberty men & patrol landed

10:00pm: Liberty men returned – 1 absentee

10:40pm: Patrol returned - Petty Officers & Chief Petty Officers returned from shore leave

11:00pm: Duty boat – 1st Despatch boat


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27 April 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Seamen cleaning ship – Air Force Ratings uncovering hold & as required – 4 seamen tank party

6:30am: One absentee returned on board

8:40am: Exercised fire stations

8:50am: Hands cleaning ship, Saturday routine, tank party 4 hands, Air Force Ratings as required

11:15am: Clean guns & searchlights

1:30pm: Liberty men landed – hands to make and mend

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:45pm: Hold covered

10:00pm: Liberty men returned

10:30pm: Petty Officers Liberty men returned

11:00pm: Duty boat – 1st Despatch boat


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28 April 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

1:05am: Received 7 bags mails, 1 case of ammunition and one wooden box from Trawler 1180

6:30am: Seamen cleaning ship – Air Force Ratings as required

9:00am: Cleaning up decks for divisions & rigging church in turning house

9:30am: Divisions & Captain’s Rounds

9:40am: Roman Catholics landed

10:10am: Divine Service

10:15am: Trawler 1180 secured port side for water (received 4 tons)

11:00am: Roman Catholics returned

11:35am: Trawler cast off

1:30pm: Liberty men landed

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:45pm: Liberty men & patrol landed

10:05pm: Liberty men returned

10:20pm: Patrol landed

10:30pm: Petty Officers Liberty men returned

11:00pm: Duty boat – 1st Despatch boat


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29 April 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands fall in – Seamen employed 4 tank party, remainder cleaning ship – Air Force Ratings uncovered hold & as required

7:40am: Air Force Ratings working party left for HMS FOLKESTONE

8:00am: Captain Peach Royal Air Force joined ship from FOLKESTONE.

8:10am: Seamen cleaning mail boat – working party to FOLKESTONE & as requisite

8:40am: Telegraphist rejoined from EUROPA 1 Engine Room Artificer 1 Petty Officer Telegraphist, 2 3rd Class Writers, 3 seamen & 1 Stoker joined Ship from FOLKESTONE – Air Force Ratings as requisite

10:55am: Lighter secured port side with provisions, oil drums, etc.­

1:15pm: Seamen clearing lighter of stores, etc. – 4 in after peak & Air Force Ratings employed as in forenoon

3:10pm: Provision lighter cast off

3:15pm: Trawler 1778 with ~~~ & stores secured port side

4:35pm: Lowered 2nd whaler

4:40pm: Liberty men landed

4:50pm: Patrol landed

5:15pm: Trawler 1778 cast off

6:00pm: Duty Watches of Seamen & Air Force Ratings stowing away stores

6:25pm: Hoisted 2nd whaler

6:30pm: Hold covered

7:30pm: Liberty men returned – 1 absentee

10:05pm: Special Liberty men returned

10:30pm: Petty Officers Liberty men returned

11:00pm: Duty boat – 1st Despatch boat


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30 April 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship, 4 in double bottom party – Air Force Ratings as required

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

9:00am: Seamen employed 4 double bottom party, 1 sailmaking, 2 refitting, 1 in skiff, remainder & Air Force Ratings as required

10:54pm: N 1781 arrived from patrol & hoisted on board. Pilot Squadron Commander Ferrand Observer Lieutenant Sole

1:15pm: Seamen & Air Force Ratings employed as in forenoon

1:50pm: N 1781 left for patrol. Pilot Lieutenant Haydock & Observer Lieutenant Radford

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – lowered 2nd whaler

4:45pm: Liberty men & patrol landed

5:20pm: Covered hold

6:00pm: Hoisted 2nd whaler

10:00pm: Liberty men & patrol landed

10:30pm: Petty Officers Liberty men returned

11:00pm: Duty boat – 1st Despatch boat


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Log Page – Dated 1 May 1918 – See Log for May

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Log Page – Instruments – Barometer – Thermometer Air/Sea



LOGS FOR MAY 1918


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1 May 1918

[Log states: Moored with 7 shackles on starboard cable, 6 1/4 on Port, and stern moorings of 2 1/2” wire –
4 1/2” wire to stern anchor and 7” Manilla]

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed 4 seamen in aft peak, remainder cleaning ship – Air Force Ratings as required

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

9:00am: Hands employed 4 in double bottom party, 6 side party, 2 refitting, 1 about skiff, remainder and Air Force Ratings as required

12:45pm: Monthly payment made to ship’s company

1:30pm: Seamen & Air Force Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:35pm: 2nd whaler lowered

4:45pm: Liberty men & patrol landed

6:10pm: 2nd whaler hoisted – hold covered

10:05pm: Liberty men returned

10:30pm: Petty Officers all returned

11:00pm: Duty boat – 1st Despatch boat


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2 May 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship, 4 in after peak – Air Force Ratings as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

9:00am: Hands employed 4 seamen in double bottom party, 2 fitting net, 1 in dinghy, 1 sewing canvas, remainder as requisite

1:15pm: Hands employed 6 side party, 4 double bottom party, remainder & Air Force Ratings employed as in forenoon

2:45pm: One seaman joined ship from PRINCE EDWARD

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:45pm: Liberty men landed

5:00pm: Picket landed

5:10pm: One Petty Officer joined ship from Trawler 801 -- sick.

10:00pm: Liberty men returned

10:30pm: Petty Officers Liberty men returned

11:00pm: Duty boat – 1st Despatch boat


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3 May 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

1:12am: Captain Geldard Wireless Telegraphy officer joined ship from GAZELLE with Royal Marines Light Infantry Lieutenant [Possible: John Geldard]

6:00am: Hands fell in – seamen employed cleaning ship & 4 in double bottom party – Air Force Ratings as required

7:40am: 8” Manilla stern line carried away

8:45am: Set anchor watch [Ed: Winds Force 6 building to Force 8-9]

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

9:00am: Seamen employed 4 in tank, 2 refitting, 1 in skiff, remainder about stern moorings & as required – Air Force Ratings as requisite

9:15am: 2 1/2” stern wire carried away

11:40am: Seamen easing off stern wire

1:15pm: Hands employed 4 in tanks, 1 sailmaking, 2 refitting net, 1 in skiff, 2 anchor watch, remainder & Air Force Ratings employed as requisite

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:45pm: Liberty men landed

5:05pm: Trawler 1101 alongside with aviation stores and mail. 1 stoker joined (temporarily) from FOLKESTONE

5:10pm: 10 ratings discharged to FOLKESTONE

6:45pm: Hold covered

7:00pm: Slacked stern wire right down

10:10pm: Liberty men returned

10:30pm: Petty Officers Liberty men returned

11:00pm: Duty boat – 1st Despatch boat


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4 May 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed, Saturday routine cleaning ship, 4 seamen in double bottom party – Air Force Ratings as required

7:30am: Heaving in stern wire

7:34am: N 1747 with Pilot Lieutenant Silk and Observer Captain Peach left on flight

8:45am: Seamen to breakfast – Air Force Ratings employed as required

9:30am: Seamen employed 4 in double bottom party, remainder cleaning ship

1:30pm: Liberty men landed – hands to make and mend

3:20pm: Trawler 1180 secured port side - 1 rating – sick - joined ship from Trawler 1180

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:15pm: Trawler 1180 cast off

4:50pm: Patrol landed

6:15pm: Covered hold

10:00pm: Liberty men & patrol returned

10:30pm: Petty Officers Liberty men returned

11:00pm: Duty boat – 1st Despatch boat


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5 May 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:30am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Air Force Ratings as necessary

9:00am: Clean up decks for Divisions & rig church

9:30am: Divisions & Captain’s Rounds

9:45am: Roman Catholics landed for church

10:00am: Divine Service

11:00am: Roman Catholics returned on board

1:30pm: Liberty men landed – lowered 2nd whaler

3:15pm: One Stoker Petty Officer from Trawler 1180 joined ship (temporarily)

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:45pm: Trawler 1940 secured starboard side for Aviation stores

4:50pm: Patrol landed

5:30pm: Hoisted 2nd whaler

5:55pm: Trawler 1940 cast off

10:05pm: Liberty men boarded – 1 Able Seaman placed under sentry’s charge

10:15pm: Patrol returned

10:30pm: Petty Officers Liberty men returned


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6 May 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Seamen employed cleaning ship, 4 in double bottom party – Air Force Ratings as required

6:20am: 1 Officer Royal Air Force & 6 ratings joined from FOLKESTONE - Mails arrived

8:00am: Lighter with stores secured to starboard side

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

9:00am: Hands employed 4 in tank, 2 on net, remainder painting ship’s side – Air Force Ratings as required

9:15am: Lowered both whalers

9:30am: Lighter cast off

10:15am: 1 Engineman discharged to Trawler1180

10:40am: 1 Officer Royal Air Force discharged to Seaplane base, Syra

10:50am: 1 Engine man joined ship from Trawler 1180 to await passage to Kondra

1:15pm: Hands & Air Force Ratings employed as in forenoon

2:00pm: 1st Dispatch boat with 2 whalers Chief Gunner & working party left to slave a mine

3:45pm: Trawler DANESTON secured starboard side to embark PRINCE EDWARD’S anchor & 3 sinkers

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:45pm: Liberty men landed - 1 Engineman discharged to Trawler 801 for passage to Mudros

4:45pm: DANESTON left

5:30pm: Salvage party returned

6:15pm: Hoisted both whalers

7:25pm: Sub Lieutenant Bunday Royal Air Force joined ship from Air Station for Coding duties

10:10pm: Liberty men returned

10:30pm: Petty Officers & Chief Petty Officers returned

11:00pm: Duty boat – 1st Despatch boat

11:20pm: Patrol returned


[DANESTON, hired trawler. Built 1915, 239grt, Aberdeen-reg A.245. In service 6.15‑1920 as boom defence vessel.].


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7 May 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands fell in – seamen employed 4 in double bottom party – remainder cleaning ship – Air Force Ratings uncovered hold, up N 2076, then as requisite

7:15am: HMS TRIAD with Royal Aircraft Establishment arrived

7:30am: N 2076 left for flight Capt Silk - Pilot landed at Seaplane base

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

9:00am: Hands employed 4 Seamen tank party, remainder painting ship – Air Force Ratings as required

9:38am: 2 1/2” stern wire carried away – wire replaced immediately

10:50am: One Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve Assistant Paymaster joined from TRIAD

12:05pm: Trawler 1776 secured to starboard side for water

1:15pm: Seamen & Air Force Ratings employed as in forenoon

2:00pm: Captain Geldard Royal Marines Light Infantry & Private Burrows Royal Marines Light Infantry discharged to TRIAD

2:15pm: T 1776 cast off

3:35pm: 2 1/2” stern wire carried away

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:45pm: Liberty men landed

5:00pm: Arrivals: TRIAD

5:50pm: Patrol landed

6:25pm: Hold covered

10:30pm: All Liberty men & patrols on board

11:00pm: Duty boat – 1st Despatch boat


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8 May 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

1:30am: One Engineer joined ship temporarily from 801 for Mudros

2:15am: Despatch boat moored

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship – Air Force Ratings uncovered hold & employed as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

9:00am: Seamen hoisted in port accommodation ladder for repairs – 4 in tank party – then paint ship – Air Force Ratings as required

1:15pm: Seamen & Air Force Ratings employed as in forenoon

1:30pm: Lieutenant Muskaw Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve (Naval Equipment Officer SYRA) joined ship

3:45pm: Seamen at port accommodation ladder

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:45pm: Liberty men & patrol landed

6:15pm: Covered hold

6:40pm: Mails for Mudros dispatched to Trawler 1934

10:00pm: Liberty men returned - 1 absentee

10:30pm: Petty Officers Liberty men returned

11:00pm: Duty boat – 1st Despatch boat

11:25pm: Absentee returned


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9 May 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

4:40am: HMS TRIAD left harbour

6:00am: Hands employed 4 in double bottom party, remainder cleaning ship – Air Force Ratings as required

8:10am: Two shipwrights went to dockyard to work

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

9:00am: Hands employed 4 in double bottom party, 1 sewing canvas, remainder painting ship – Air Force Ratings as required

9:35am: Trawler 1180 secured port side for fresh water

9:45am: Roman Catholics landed for church

11:00am: Roman Catholics returned

11:45am: Hove in stern wire

1:15pm: Seamen & Air Force Ratings employed as in forenoon

1:48pm: Trawler 1180 cast off

2:00pm: Drifter 1101 secured alongside for fresh water

2:30pm: Cast off

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:35pm: Watch easing stern wires

4:45pm: Liberty men & patrol landed

5:10pm: Mails for REINDEER dispatched by Trawler 1776

6:00pm: Departures: TRIAD

10:00pm: Liberty men returned

10:30pm: Petty Officers & Chief Petty Officers Liberty men returned

10:40pm: Patrol returned

11:00pm: Duty boat – 1st Despatch boat

11:20pm: Set anchor watch & Officer’s watch


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10 May 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

1:00am: Variable & unsteady winds throughout

4:00am: Anchor Watch kept

6:00am: Seamen cleaning ship – Air Force Ratings as requisite

6:30am: One man joined ship sick from SENTINEL II Afterwards discharged to Greek Hospital

7:45am: One man brought aboard under escort from SENTINEL II & placed under close arrest.

8:00am: Ceased Anchor Watch

8:40am: Divisions & Prayers

9:00am: Hands employed 4 in double bottom party, 1 sailmaking, remainder painting ship – Air Force Ratings as employed

1:15pm: Seamen & Air Force Ratings employed as in forenoon

3:55pm: Assistant Paymaster Royal Navy Reserve Chamberlain & 3 ratings discharged to FOLKESTONE for passage [Cecil S. Chamberlain]

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – cleared lower deck – Read Mediterranean General Memorandum No. 78

4:45pm: Liberty men landed

5:00pm: Patrol landed

9:10pm: One prisoner discharged to SENTINEL II

10:00pm: Liberty men returned

10:35pm: Patrol returned

11:00pm: Duty boat – 1st Despatch boat


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11 May 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands fell in – Seamen 4 in after peak, remainder employed cleaning ship – Air Force Ratings as requisite

8:40am: Exercised fire Stations

8:55am: Disperse

9:00am: Hands employed 4 hands in tank, 2 painting side, remainder cleaning ship – Air Force Ratings as required

10:45am: One rating discharged to Greek Hospital

1:15pm: Lowered 2nd whaler

1:30pm: Liberty men landed

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:45pm: Liberty men & patrol landed

6:50pm: One rating prisoner at large discharged to Trawler 318 for Mudros

7:00pm: 2nd whaler hoisted

10:00pm: Liberty men returned

10:25pm: Patrol returned

10:30pm: Chief Petty Officers & Petty Officers Liberty men returned

11:00pm: Duty boat – 1st Despatch boat


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12 May 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

5:50am: Tug SYRA secured starboard side

6:00am: Port Watch Air mechanics placing stores in Tug – Starboard Watch uncovered hold & as required

6:30am: Seamen cleaning ship

6:53am: CHESTERFIELD secured port side with 3 seaplanes, stores, & mails (26 bags)

7:24am: Tug SYRA cast off with lifeboat in tow

7:45am: One Air Force Ratings joined from GAZELLE

8:30am: Air Force Ratings employed discharging seaplanes from CHESTERFIELD

9:00am: Seamen cleaning up decks

9:30am: Seamen change to working rig

9:45am: Roman Catholics landed for church

10:00am: Seamen & Air Force Ratings provisioning ship

10:55am: Roman Catholics returned

1:00pm: Both Watches of Air Force Ratings drawing stores from CHESTERFIELD

1:30pm: Liberty men landed – Starboard Watch employed as required – lighter secured starboard side

3:10pm: CHESTERFIELD cast off

3:20pm: Trawler 1179 secured port side, discharge sick man. Took in fresh water

4:45pm: Liberty men & patrol landed

5:00pm: Arrivals: GAZELLE, CHESTERFIELD

6:00pm: Departures: GAZELLE

7:30pm: Liberty men returned

10:00pm: Liberty men returned

10:30pm: Chief Petty Officers Petty Officers Liberty men returned

11:00pm: Patrol returned - Duty boat – 1st Despatch boat


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13 May 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Seamen employed as working party to FOLKESTONE – Air Force Ratings 6 as working party to FOLKESTONE drawing stores, remainder as required

6:30am: Seamen working party returned – Cleaning ship

6:50am: Dental Surgeon Handford Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve and 1. Sick Bay Reserve discharged to FOLKESTONE for passage

7:50am: 1 deck hand discharged to REINDEER

8:30am: Received ‘diving suit’ from dockyard & sent it to MANXMAN with interpreter

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

9:00am: Hands employed painting, 4 in double bottom party, Air Force Ratings as required

9:30am: 1 Engine Room Artificer & 1 Officer’s Steward joined ship from EUROPA

9:45am: Captain Caslett (from FOLKESTONE) discharged to Seaplane base

1:15pm: Seamen & Air Force Ratings employed as in forenoon

3:30pm: Lighter secured port side with 2 seaplanes

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Warrant No. 37 read

4:30pm: 5 boxes ammunition sent to Trawler 362

4:45pm: Liberty men landed

4:50pm: Hands to bathe

5:00pm: Arrivals: MANXMAN, FOLKESTONE, REINDEER

5:10pm: 1 rating Royal Air Force discharged to Seaplane base

5:20pm: Patrol landed – Port Watch employed hanging and taking Royal Navy Air Service Motorboat to MANXMAN

6:00pm: Departures: FOLKESTONE, CHESTERFIELD

6:25pm: Lighter cast off empty

6:45pm: 5 Royal Air Force Ratings joined from Syra Seaplane Station

8:15pm: 1 rating belonging to Dockyard brought aboard drunk and put in Sick Bay

10:00pm: Liberty men returned

10:30pm: Patrol & Chief Petty Officers & Petty Officers Liberty men returned

11:00pm: Duty boat – 1st Despatch boat


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14 May 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Seamen cleaning ship, 4 hands in double bottom party – Air Force Ratings as required

8:15am: Lieutenant Nelson Royal Navy Reserve and Mr Comlier clerk Royal Navy joined ship from Greek Destroyer.

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

9:00am: Seamen employed 4 in tanks, 1 sailmaking, remainder painting ship – Air Force Ratings as requisite

10:10am: Tug SYRA & lighter laden with stores, etc. & lifeboat in tow left for Seaplane Base, Syra

1:15pm: Seamen & Air Force Ratings employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:45pm: Liberty men landed – hands to bathe

5:00pm: Arrivals: Nil

5:30pm: 5 Air Force Ratings for Mudros & 1 Officer’s steward 2nd discharged to England left ship for passage by MANXMAN

6:00pm: Departures: MANXMAN

10:00pm: Liberty men returned

10:30pm: Chief Petty Officers & Petty Officers Liberty men returned

11:00pm: Duty boat – 1st Despatch boat

11:55pm: Patrol returned


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15 May 1918

[Ed: Change in logkeepers]

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed 4 in double bottom party , remainder cleaning ship – Air Force Ratings uncovered hold & as requisite

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

9:00am: Hands employed 4 seamen in tank, 4 with ship’s steward, 3 refitting, 3 side party, 1 sailmaking, remainder painting – Air Force Ratings as required

10:30am: Duty boat – 1st Despatch boat

11:00am: Hoist up N 1269

1:15pm: Seamen & Air Force Ratings employed as in forenoon

3:30pm: N 1269 hoisted down

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:45pm: Liberty men landed

5:05pm: Hands to bathe

5:10pm: Patrol landed

10:00pm: Liberty men returned

10:25pm: Patrol returned

10:30pm: Chief Petty Officers Liberty men returned


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16 May 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

1:00am: Duty boat – 1st Dispatch boat

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Air Force Ratings as required- 4 hands cleaning out tanks

6:10am: Hold uncovered

6:15am: N 1269 hoisted up

8:00am: Duty boat – 1st Dispatch

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

9:00am: 4 men cleaning tanks, remainder painting ship

2:30pm: Lowered 2nd whaler

2:55pm: Deckhand brought on board from Dockyard & placed under Sentry's charge

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:45pm: Liberty men & patrol landed

5:00pm: Hands to bathe

6:20pm: N 1269 down & hold covered

6:50pm: Hoisted 2nd whaler

10:00pm: Liberty men returned

10:30pm: Chief & Petty Officers returned

11:00pm: Patrol returned


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17 May 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

1:00am: Duty boat – 1st Dispatch boat & skiff

5:00am: Lieutenant Commander Gilbert discharged to Trawler 2670 for passage to Nielo

6:00am: Hands employed generally

7:15am: N 1269 left for trial flight Pilot Lieutenant Sills – Passenger Lieutenant Peach

7:35am: Returned

9:00am: Divisions & Prayers

9:20am: Drifter 1101 secured alongside for water

10:10am: Drifter 1101 cast off

1:15pm: Seamen & Air Service Ratings employed as in forenoon

3:30pm: 1 Officer & servant joined ship (temporary from FOLKESTONE)

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:10pm: Mails dispatched to FOLKESTONE

4:30pm: 1 Officer & servant discharged to Seaplane station Syra

4:45pm: One Stoker placed under Sentry’s charge

5:00pm: Hands to bathe

7:00pm: Patrol landed

9:00pm: Stoker Released from Sentry’s charge

10:00pm: Liberty men & patrol returned

10:30pm: Liberty Petty Officers returned


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18 May 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

5:00am: Duty boat – 1st Dispatch boat & skiff

6:00am: Hands fell in- carried out Saturday’s routine

6:05am: Wind increasing [Ed: Force 6 and growing]

6:15am: Slacked away stern moorings & allowed ship to swing to anchor

7:00am: Slacked away starboard cable to 7 1/2 shackles

8:15am: Lieutenant Hadkinson joined ship from Greek Steamer

8:45am: Exercised Fire Quarters

11:20am: Trawler 1180 alongside for water

12:00pm: 1 Engineman joined ship temporarily

1:30pm: Liberty men landed

3:19pm: Trawler 1180 cast off

4:45pm: Liberty men & patrol landed

10:00pm: Anchor Watch set - Liberty men returned

10:30pm: Petty Officers Liberty men & patrol returned on board


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19 May 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

1:00am: Duty boat – 1st Dispatch boat & skiff

6:30am: Hands fall in & employed as requisite

8:10am: 1 Petty Officer Telegraphist & 1 signalman joined ship from Trawler 327

9:00am: Received 60 bags of mails from Trawler 327

10:00am: Divine Service

12:00pm: Today being Sunday no work done

1:30pm: Liberty men landed

5:00pm: Liberty men & patrol landed

10:10pm: Liberty men returned

10:30pm: Chief Petty Officers & Petty Officers Liberty men returned

10:50pm: Patrol returned


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20 May 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

1:00am: Duty boat – 1st Dispatch boat & skiff

5:30am: Royal Air Force commenced work

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – N 1287 up

7:00am: working cables to clear Trawler 1776

8:00am: Received 3 boxes 12 pounder 8 hundredweight from Trawler 1180 to be sent to Mudros

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

10:00am: 4 hands working in tanks

1:10pm: 1 rating 2 hands joined ship from Dockyard to await passage for detention

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:55pm: Cutter hoisted

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – read Warrant No. 40

5:00pm: Liberty men & patrol landed

6:52pm: N 1687 left for flight – Pilot Silk & Captain Peach

7:00pm: Watch shortening in stern wire

7:28pm: N 1687 returned

10:00pm: Liberty men returned

10:30pm: Chief Petty Officers & Petty Officers Liberty men returned – Patrol returned


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21 May 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

1:00am: Duty boat – 1st Dispatch boat & skiff

5:30am: Royal Air Force commenced work

6:00am: Hands fall in – 4 hands in tanks

6:25am: HMS FOLKESTONE arrived

6:30am: 4 Seamen and 4 Air Mechanics discharged to FOLKESTONE

7:00am: 1 Corporal Mechanic discharged to FOLKESTONE for Suda

7:10am: Lieutenant Coveney Royal Air Force joined ship from FOLKESTONE

7:20am: 1 Engineer and 1 Deck hand discharged to FOLKESTONE

8:35am: 15 Air Ratings discharged to FOLKESTONE

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

9:30am: Lighter cast off FOLKESTONE and arrived alongside with Aviation and Paymaster's stores

11:00am: Lighter discharged and took 30 bags flour to REINDEER

11:10am: Lieutenant Coveney discharged to Seaplane base - HMS FOLKESTONE sailed

1:15pm: 1 Seaman joined ship from Trawler 827 for punishment

5:00pm: Liberty men & patrol landed

5:35pm: Hands to bathe

6:30pm: 2 Leading signalmen joined ship from 1180 to await passage

7:00pm: 3 cases 12 pounder ammunition and bag clothing discharged to Trawler 1180

9:15pm: 1 man put under Sentry's charge from dockyard

10:00pm: Liberty men returned

10:30pm: Petty Officers Liberty men & patrol returned

11:00pm: 1 man joined ship sick from dockyard


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22 May 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

1:00am: Duty boat – 1st Dispatch boat & skiff

6:00am: Hands fell in

6:30am: Slacked away stern moorings & swung to anchor

8:30am: Monitor 38 arrived

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - 2 men sent to dockyard to paint boat for Air Station

9:30am: Captain of Monitor 38 on board to see Captain

10:00am: E.J. Hallan Leading Carpenter Crew O/N P/M 8134 HMS REINDEER Examined for higher rating & failed.

1:15pm: Hands fall in

3:30pm: 3 cases 12 pounder ammunition sent on board D 1482 for Mudros

5:00pm: Liberty men landed

6:30pm: Liberty men landed

6:35pm: N 1687 left for Air Station

10:00pm: Liberty men returned

10:30pm: Petty Officers Liberty men & patrol returned


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23 May 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

1:00am: Duty boat – 1st Dispatch boat & skiff

6:00am: Hands fall in – 4 hands in tank

8:45am: Trawlers 1180 & 1940 left port - Signalmen & Marines landed for exercise signals

9:05am: M 33 alongside for oil

9:10am: Captain from French Monitor visited ship

10:30am: Sent boatload of empty bones to Naval Equipment Office officer

5:00pm: Liberty men & patrol landed – hands to bathe

6:15pm: M 33 finished oiling – received 28 tons

6:40pm: Hauled stern wire tight

7:35pm: Stern moored to breakwater

10:00pm: Liberty men returned on board

10:30pm: Petty Officers Liberty men & patrol returned

11:00pm: Ordered steam full speed 4 hours notice


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24 May 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands fell in – 4 men cleaning tanks

6:20am: M 33 cast off

7:15am: Hands to bathe

7:35am: N 1269 left ship

8:39am: Returned

9:00am: Divisions & Prayers

1:15pm: Hands fell in

1:30pm: 1 Seaman joined ship for passage to Mudros

2:00pm: Spread Quarterdeck awning

2:20pm: 1 Air Mechanic joined ship for passage to Mudros

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Liberty men & patrol landed

5:10pm: Hands to bathe

5:45pm: 2nd dispatch boat lowered into water

10:00pm: Liberty men returned

10:30pm: Petty Officers & patrol returned

11:00pm: Patrol returned with 1 Seaman from Trawler 3354 placed under guard


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25 May 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

5:00am: Royal Air Force commenced work

6:00am: Hands fell in – Saturday’s routine - French Sloop sailed

8:40am: Exercised Fire Stations – 4 hands in tanks

9:00am: D 1101 alongside for water

10:20am: Cast off

10:50am: 1 Man discharged to Trawler 3354 prisoner at large

11:10am: Lowered 2nd whaler

11:45am: Lifeboat from Dockyard for Air station alongside

1:10pm: Port Watch Royal Air Force as requisite

1:30pm: Liberty men landed

2:05pm: HMS FOLKESTONE arrived

2:20pm: Discharged 3 ratings to FOLKESTONE for passage to Mudros

3:40pm: Lighter alongside with stores for Trawlers

4:05pm: Cast off

5:00pm: Hands to bathe - Ratings for passage to Mudros discharged to REINDEER.

5:22pm: Officer and servant discharged to REINDEER

5:30pm: Liberty men & patrol landed

6:40pm: Hoisted whaler

10:00pm: Liberty men returned

10:30pm: Petty Officers Liberty men & patrol returned


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26 May 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Royal Air Force commenced work

6:30am: Hands fell in

7:23am: N 1269 left for flight

8:15am: Returned

9:30am: Captain inspected ship & Divisions

9:45am: Roman Catholics landed

9:50am: M 33 sent church party on board

10:05am: Roman Catholics returned

10:00am: Divine Service

11:00am: Duty boats – 1st & 2nd Dispatch boat & skiff

12:45pm: Hauled taught stern wire

1:05pm: Lowered 2nd whaler

1:15pm: 1 seaman discharged off sick list to M 33.

1:30pm: Liberty men landed

4:45pm: Hands to bathe - Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Hoisted 2nd whaler

6:30pm: Liberty men landed

10:00pm: Liberty men returned

10:30pm: Petty Officers Liberty men & patrol returned


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27 May 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

5:00am: Duty boats – 1st & 2nd Dispatch boats & skiff

6:00am: Hands fell in

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

9:00am: Lowered Motorboat & hoisted up on port side for repairs

9:30am: Steamer arrived with stores from Mudros

10:00am: Sent working party on board steamer

12:00pm: Working Party returned for dinner

1:15pm: Hands fell in – 4 hands in tanks

1:30pm: Sent working party on board collier

2:30pm: Leading Signalman Higginbottom fell from Wireless telegraphy mast on shore and sent to Greek hospital [Frank Higginbottom]

3:25pm: Lighter with stores from collier alongside – discharging lighter

5:00pm: Liberty men & patrol landed

5:35pm: Lighter discharged & cast off

6:30pm: Liberty men landed

6:40pm: Lighter secured alongside with gear for air Station

8:35pm: Hove in 10 fathoms of cable starboard

8:45pm: HMS REINDEER arrived & anchored

10:00pm: Liberty men returned on board

10:30pm: Petty Officers Liberty men & patrol returned

11:00pm: Duty boats – 1st & 2nd Dispatch boats & skiff


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28 May 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

3:45am: Port watch Royal Air Force uncovered hold & brought up N 1759

4:40am: N 1759 Pilot Captain Silk left for Seaplane base Skyros

6:00am: HMS FOLKESTONE arrived Working Party sent on board

6:25am: 3 Officers Royal Air Force 1 Mechanic 2 Able Seamen joined ship

8:40am: Finished discharging FOLKESTONE

8:45am: HMS FOLKESTONE sailed

8:50am: Discharged lighter

11:00am: HMS REINDEER sailed

12:00pm: Duty boats – 1st & 2nd Dispatch boats & skiff

1:15pm: Hands fell in – 4 hands in tanks

2:00pm: SKYRA left with lighter and lifeboat in tow for Seaplane base Pheonika

2:10pm: 2nd Dispatch boat left for Pheonika

2:45pm: Leading Signalman Frank Higginbottom died in Greek Hospital Age 21 Sustained accidentally by falling from wireless mast in Syra Dockyard in the execution of his duty. Last place of abode 118 Bridgewater Road W.alkden Manchester

3:30pm: Ensign half-mast

5:00pm: Liberty men & patrol landed

5:20pm: Hands to bathe

6:30pm: Liberty men landed

10:00pm: Liberty men returned

10:30pm: Petty Officers Liberty men & patrol returned


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29 May 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands fell in – 2 men in tanks

6:40am: Funeral Escort landed for drill

7:50am: Returned

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

9:05am: M 33 Firing Party arrived on board for drill.

10:40am: M 33 Firing Party left – Lowered cutter & 1st whaler

11:00am: Duty boats – 1st Dispatch & skiff

1:00pm: Funeral Party landed

2:00pm: Half-Masted Colours

3:15pm: Funeral Party returned

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:50pm: Hands to bathe

5:10pm: Liberty men landed

5:48pm: N 2837 Pilot Major Ferrand passenger Lieutenant Nelson left for Pheonika

5:50pm: Port watch hoisted whaler & cutter

6:30pm: Liberty men landed

9:30pm: Tugs 3 & 2 alongside

9:40pm: Captain left in P 2 with Lieutenant Muster

10:00pm: Liberty men returned

10:30pm: Petty Officers Liberty men & patrol returned

11:30pm: Captain returned


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30 May 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

3:50am: Paymaster Guy Royal Navy Reserve Senior Naval Officer Secretary: Discharged to S.S. ZAMORA for passage to England

6:00am: Hands fell in – 4 men in tanks

6:15am: Trawler 1180 secured alongside

9:00am: 1 Leading seaman, 1 Leading Signaller, 1 Able seaman, 1 Royal Air Force Rating discharged to Trawler 1180 for GAZELLE

9:30am: Trawler 1180 with mails for Piraeus cast off.

10:58am: N 2837 arrived from Pheonika for air bollter

11:30am: Left for Pheonika

12:00pm: Duty boats – 1st & 2nd Dispatch boats & skiff

12:25pm: REINDEER arrived

1:50pm: 4 Officers' servants joined ship from REINDEER

3:30pm: Lighter secured alongside with stores for Royal Air Force

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:20pm: Lighter cast off

4:45pm: Hands to bathe

6:30pm: Liberty men landed

10:00pm: Liberty men returned

10:30pm: Chief Petty Officers Liberty & patrol returned


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31 May 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

12:45am: Sick man joined ship for Pheonika

5:30am: Trawler 308 arrived with ratings

5:40am: 1st dispatch called away - Lieutenants Silk and Peach arrived from Skyros

6:00am: 1 Petty Officer Telegraphist and 4 Royal Air Force Ratings from English leave

6:20am: Slacked away stern moorings & swung to anchor

7:15am: Coal lighter secured alongside

8:50am: Hands employed coaling ship

10:00am: Court of inquiry into death of Leading Signalman Higginbottom arrived on board. Captain of M 33 presiding.

11:00am: Finished coaling – received 21 tons

11:10am: Lighter cast off

11:40am: 4 Royal Air Force ratings discharged to Pheonika

1:15pm: Hands employed 4 in tanks, remainder connecting stern wire

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:05pm: P 3 alongside taking 1 coil wire & Carpenter’s stores fro P 1

4:15pm: Cast off

5:00pm: Liberty men landed

5:05pm: Hands to bathe

6:30pm: Liberty men landed – M 33 landed patrol – 20 patrol sent from ARK ROYAL

10:00pm: Liberty men returned

10:30pm: Petty Officers Liberty men returned


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Log Page – Instruments – Barometer – Thermometer Air/Sea



LOGS FOR JUNE 1918


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1 June 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

12:15am: SENTINEL II sailed

12:25am: Greek Torpedo Boat Destroyer sailed

5:00am: Duty boats – 1st Dispatch boats & skiff

6:00am: Hands employed Saturday’s routine – clean ship, 4 cleaning tanks Royal Air Force as requisite

8:40am: Exercised Fire Stations

8:55am: Hands employed as for 6 o’clock

9:00am: Drifter 1101 alongside for freshwater

10:05am: Drifter 1101 cast off

11:15am: Drifter 1777 alongside for stores and water

11:12am: REINDEER sailed

12:45pm: Monthly payment made

1:30pm: Liberty men landed

2:20pm: Trawler 1777 cast off

5:00pm: Liberty men landed

6:30pm: Liberty men landed

6:50pm: Royal Air Force covered hold

7:30pm: AGILE (French) sailed

9:45pm: Hove in stern wire

10:30pm: Petty Officers Liberty men returned


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2 June 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:30am: Hands fell in & employed reeling up wires & cleaning ship

9:00am: Hands employed rigging church & cleaning up decks for divisions

9:30am: Divisions & Captain’s Rounds

9:45am: Roman Catholics landed

9:55am: M 33 church party arrived

10:00am: Church - Lieutenant Silk read church service

10:20am: 3 Seamen and 1 Air Rating rejoined from base

10:50am: Lowered 2nd whaler

11:05am: Roman Catholics returned

11:40am: Hove tight stern wire

1:30pm: Liberty men landed

2:00pm: Mate (Trawler section) discharged to Trawler 1774

3:05pm: HMS LYNN arrived

3:25pm: 2 Officers Commander Royal Navy & Major Small arrived [Possible: A.M. Small]

3:50pm: 6 ratings discharged to LYNN for passage to Mudros

4:00pm: Motorcar sent from Pheonika for Major Small

5:00pm: Liberty men landed

5:20pm: Hands to bathe

6:15pm: HMS LYNN sailed

6:30pm: Liberty men landed

7:00pm: Hoisted 2nd whaler

10:00pm: Liberty men returned

10:30pm: Petty Officers Liberty men returned

11:00pm: Duty boats – 1st Dispatch boat & skiff


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3 June 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

2:15am: Concert Party returned

6:00am: Hands fell in employed cleaning ship

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

9:00am: Hands employed 4 in tanks, 3 at Dockyard, remainder as required

9:45am: Trawler 1776 alongside for water

10:15am: Trimmer J. Russell from Trawler 1374 placed under close arrest

11:20am: Trawler 1776 cast off

11:30am: Trawler 1772 alongside for water

1:15pm: Hands fall in employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Liberty men & patrol landed

5:10pm: Hands to bathe

6:30pm: Liberty men landed

10:00pm: Liberty men returned

10:30pm: Petty Officers Liberty men & patrol returned

11:00pm: Duty boats – 1st Dispatch boat & skiff


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4 June 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

4:30am: Royal Air Force fell in – brought up N 1269

5:30am: Trawler alongside with damaged Seaplane N 1824

5:45am: Damaged Seaplane on board. Trawler 1180 cast off

6:00am: Hands fell in – 4 hands in tanks, remainder cleaning ship

6:05am: N 1269 left for Mudros Pilot Captain Donald

7:10am: Hands to bathe

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

9:00am: Hands employed lowering Motorboat

11:45am: Motorboat & Dispatch boat testing sweep

1:15pm: Hands employed as requisite – 4 in tanks

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Hands to bathe & Liberty men landed

6:30pm: Liberty men landed

10:00pm: Liberty men landed [Ed: Believe this an error. Likely should be ‘returned’.]

10:30pm: Landed patrol

11:00pm: Duty boats – 1st Dispatch boat & skiff


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5 June 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: HMS LYNN arrived – Hands employed – 4 in tanks, remainder working party to LYNN

6:30am: 1 Leading Signalman, 1 Wireless Telegraphy rating joined ship from LYNN, 1 Probationer Surgeon Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve for Pheonika

7:45am: Working party returned with lighter & stores

7:50am: 3 Carpenters Ratings employed at dockyard putting up Canteen

8:50am: Hands employed 4 in tanks, discharging lighter,

9:10am: HMS LYNN sailed

10:30am: 1 Ordinary Telegraphist discharged to Trawler 1609 for passage to REINDEER

10:45am: Lighter cast off – Hoisted 1st Dispatch boat

11:25am: 1 Rating joined from Trawler 324 (Sick)

1:15pm: Hands employed as requisite

2:00pm: 3 hands told off for sentries

3:45pm: One Cell prisoner joined from Trawler 1370

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Liberty men & patrol landed

5:10pm: Hands to bathe

6:30pm: Liberty men landed

10:00pm: Liberty men returned

10:30pm: Petty Officers Liberty men returned

11:00pm: Duty boats – Motorboat & skiff


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6 June 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – 3 in tanks

7:10am: Hands to bathe

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

9:00am: Hands employed 3 in tanks

10:00am: Carpenters on shore rigging up canteen for Trawlers

1:15pm: Seamen & Royal Air Force employed as in forenoon

3:00pm: Three hands on shore with Captain rigging Wireless Telegraphy mast

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Liberty men landed

6:30pm: Liberty men landed

7:30pm: Received 17 bags of Mails from Trawler 1180

10:00pm: Liberty men returned

10:30pm: Petty Officers Liberty men returned

11:00pm: Duty boats – Motorboat & skiff


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7 June 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

5:00am: Duty boats – Motorboat & skiff

5:58am: Trawler 1180 alongside

6:00am: Hands employed discharging Trawler 1180 of stores

6:55am: Trawler 1180 cast off

7:20am: Hands to bathe

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

9:00am: Hands employed 3 in tanks, 2 at Wireless Telegraphy on shore, 1 canteen on shore, remainder as requisite

11:10am: Fresh water boat secured alongside

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:30pm: 1 Royal Air Force rating discharged to air station

4:40pm: 1 Engine man joined ship from Trawler 332 under open arrest

4:45pm: hands to bathe

5:00pm: Liberty men landed

6:30pm: Liberty men landed

6:40pm: 1 Seaman Royal Navy Reserve joined ship from Trawler 1374 (sick).

10:00pm: Liberty men returned

10:30pm: Petty Officers Liberty men returned


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8 June 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

3:00am: Watch kept by searchlight crew

4:00am: Duty boats – Motorboat & skiff

6:00am: Hands fall in – employed 3 in tanks, remainder clean ship

6:15am: Greek Trawler P.1 secured alongside

7:00am: Cast off

8:40am: Exercised fire stations

9:00am: Hands fall in – employed 3 in tanks, remainder cleaning ship

10:45am: One rating joined ship from hospital.

1:15pm: Slacked stern wire on bottom

1:30pm: Liberty men landed

3:15pm: HMS LYNN secured alongside (starboard).

3:45pm: Hands employed working stores

4:00pm: Ratings discharged to LYNN for passage to Mudros

5:00pm: Commander Dammer, Captain Bach and Lieutenant Ball discharged to LYNN

5:05pm: Liberty men landed – hands to bathe

5:55pm: HMS LYNN cast off

7:10pm: Lowered 1st whaler – gangway hove up

7:30pm: S.S. Campus secured alongside with mails, Seaplane and stores

8:00pm: S.S. Campus in coming alongside damaged gangway slightly

9:10pm: Hove in stern wire

10:00pm: Stern wire hove short - Liberty men returned

10:30pm: Petty Officers Liberty men returned


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9 June 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

7:00am: Hands fall in – slacking away stern wire to enable collier to sail – cleaning ship


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10 June 1918

New Logkeeper

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

4:00am: Duty boats – Motorboat & skiff

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force uncovering hold & as requisite

7:30am: Hands to bathe

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

8:55am: Drifter 1101 secured alongside for water

9:00am: Hands employed 1 sailmaking, 1 working in Dispatch boat, 2 refitting, 4 working in cutter, remainder getting on tank & as requisite – Royal Air Force as requisite

9:55am: Drifter 1101 cast off

1:15pm: Royal Air Force employed as in forenoon

1:30pm: seamen employed 1 leading seaman & 2 able seamen at Wireless Telegraphy Station, remainder as in forenoon

5:00pm: Liberty men landed – hands to bathe

6:30pm: Liberty men landed

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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11 June 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

3:00am: Duty boats – Motorboat & skiff

6:00am: Seamen employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force Ratings uncovering hold & as requisite

7:15am: Hands to bathe

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers

9:00am: Seamen employed 1 sailmaking, 1 with Carpenter’s Mate, 2 cleaning out cutter, 7 working with Chief Gunner about Armature, remainder as requisite – Royal Air Force as requisite

11:50am: Greek steamer secured alongside starboard side for cases to Pareaus

1:15pm: Royal Air Force Ratings putting stores on board Greek steamer

1:30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:38pm: Greek steamer cast off

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Read Warrant No. 41

4:45pm: Hands to bathe

5:00pm: Liberty men & patrol landed

5:45pm: Hoisted 1st Whaler

6:30pm: Liberty men landed

10:00pm: Liberty men returned

10:30pm: Petty Officers Liberty men & patrol returned


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12 June 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

3:30am: Lieutenants Musker and Hadkinson left in P.1 [Possible: Frank L. Musker]

4:00am: Duty boats – Motorboat & skiff

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

7:15am: Hands to bathe

8:00am: Hands air bedding

9:00am: Hands employed about torpedos, cleaning ship & as requisite

11:40am: Lash up & stow hammocks, 1 seaman joined ship from Trawler 1796 (sick).

1:30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:20am: Lieutenants Musker & Hadkinson returned – water boat secured alongside

5:00pm: Liberty men landed

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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13 June 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

5:30am: Seamen employed slacking stern wires & clearing starboard side of ship

6:00am: Royal Air Force as requisite

9:00am: Seamen employed remooring ship & replacing gear – Royal Air Force as requisite

9:25am: Trawler 1775 secured alongside for Fresh water and Aviation stores

10:40am: Cast off

10:45am: SPEARMINE out

11:00am: Trawler 1776 secured alongside for water

1:20pm: Royal Air Force as requisite

1:30pm: Seamen employed cleaning ship & boats

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

4:45pm: Hands to bathe

5:00pm: Liberty men landed

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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14 June 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

5:50am: Tug SYRA with lighter for working party secured alongside

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship - REINDEER & QUEEN VICTORIA in

7:00am: Fleet Surgeon Morris & Lyn White Bos’n joined ship

9:00am: 7 Ratings joined ship & 6 Temporary for Trawlers - Hands employed as requisite disembarking stores from REINDEER – Royal Air Force as requisite

10:00am: Discharged 4 Ratings to Trawler 1180 & 2 to Trawler 1370

11:05am: REINDEER & QUEEN VICTORIA out

1:15pm: Royal Air Force as requisite

1:30pm: Seamen employed as in forenoon

3:15pm: Trawler 1795 secured alongside for stores

3:30pm: Fleet Surgeon Morris discharged to Air Station

5:00pm: Liberty men landed

6:45pm: Trawler 1795 cats off

7:10pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to Trawler 281

8:30pm: Commander Seddon discharged to 251 Trawler

10:00pm: Liberty men returned

11:45pm: 1 Rating (Sick) joined ship


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15 June 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

5:00am: Trawler 1776 secured alongside

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7:25am: Trawler 1776 cast off

8:40am: Exercised fire quarters

8:55am: Hands employed cleaning ship & as requisite – Royal Air Force as requisite

10:25am: Trawler 332 secured alongside for water

11:20am: Water boat secured alongside

12:20pm: Trawler 332 cast off

1:30pm: Liberty men landed

2:15pm: Water boat cast off

5:00pm: Liberty men & patrol landed

5:25pm: Trawler 1180 secured alongside for water

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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16 June 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

5:40am: PRINCE EDWARD in

6:30am: Hands employed as required cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as required

9:30am: Divisions

9:40am: Roman Catholics landed

9:50am: Divine Service

10:05am: Trawler 332 out

10:50am: Roman Catholics returned

1:30pm: Liberty men landed

2:10pm: Trawler 1940 secured alongside

3:20pm: 1 Rating (Deck Hand) joined ship

4:30pm: Trawler 1940 cast off

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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17 June 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

9:10am: Exercised Collision Stations

9:15am: Secure & replace gear

9:20am: Hands employed cleaning out boats & as required – Royal Air Force as required

10:40am: One rating (deck hand) joined ship

11:25am: Trawler 1772 secured alongside

12:00pm: Patrol returned

1:05pm: Patrol landed

1:15pm: Royal Air Force as requisite – Hands as in forenoon

2:45pm: Patrol returned with 1 absentee

5:00pm: Liberty men & patrol landed

10:00pm: Liberty men & patrol returned


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18 June 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

12:25am: Escort & Prisoner arrived from Trawler 1150

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

8:50am: 4 Royal Air Force Ratings left ship

9:00am: Hands employed removing stern wires & as requisite - 1 Rating (Stoker) joined Ship

11:20am: Fleet Surgeon Morris joined ship

11:25am: Drifter 1101 secured alongside

12:35pm: Drifter 1101 cast off

1:15pm: Hands cleaning ship & as in forenoon – Royal Air Force as in forenoon

1:30pm: Greek steamer secured alongside

2:10pm: REINDEER arrived

2:30pm: Greek steamer cast off

3:00pm: 13 Ratings discharged to REINDEER. 2 Ratings joined Ship

3:30pm: Fleet Surgeon Morris and Warrant Officers Armstrong and Rodgers discharged to REINDEER

5:00pm: Liberty men landed

5:10pm: Tug SYRA & lighter with stores secured alongside

5:15pm: REINDEER departed

6:38pm: Lighter cast off

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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19 June 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship & as requisite – Royal Air Force as requisite

9:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – sailmaking – covering boat’s oars & as requisite – Royal Air Force as requisite

9:52am: N 1424 left for test flight Captain Silk, pilot

10:25am: N 1424 returned

1:15pm: Hands & Royal Air Force employed as in forenoon

5:00pm: Liberty men landed

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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20 June 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

9:00am: Hands employed refitting whaler’s falls & as requisite – Royal Air Force as requisite

11:25am: Trawler 1180 secured alongside

1:15pm: Hands & Royal Air Force employed as in forenoon

2:10pm: Trawler 1180 with stores cast off

5:00pm: Liberty men & patrol landed

10:00pm: Liberty men & patrol returned


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21 June 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

5:00am: Tug SYRA secured alongside

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

7:12am: Greek Torpedo Boat Destroyer S.S. HAMPSTEAD & S.S. MILTON arrived

7:15am: Motor Launch 216 arrived

7:45am: Tug SYRA with lighter & working party cast off

8:30am: REINDEER arrived

8:45am: Royal Air Force as requisite – seamen employed embarking stores from collier MILTON – 2 Ratings rejoined ship

9:00am: 4 ratings joined ship. Lieutenant Commander joined ship

11:30am: Motor Launch 216 departed

12:45pm: Seamen clearing lighter of stores

2:25pm: Collier HEMPSTEAD (with Quarter stores) secured alongside – hands employed provisioning ship

3:00pm: Trawler 1180 secured alongside

4:30pm: Hands employed provisioning ship

5:40pm: Drifter 1101 cast off

7:10pm: Collier cast off

7:50pm: Greek Torpedo Boat Destroyer departed. M 33 secured alongside

7:55pm: 2 Ratings discharged to Hospital

8:30pm: 5 Ratings discharged to M 33 also Senior Naval Officer Secretary

10:45pm: M 33 Cast off


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22 June 1918

Syra to Milo

Lat 37.1, Long 24.6

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship & securing for sea – Royal Air Force as requisite

8:05am: Special sea duty men to stations – after part let go & buoyed stern wires

8:43am: Weighed Starboard anchor

9:10am: Weighed Port anchor – Trawler 1180 carried away 7 1/2” manilla astern & damaged dinghy

9:15am: Course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour

10:10am: Streamed Patent Log

10:35am: Picked up Seaplane patrol – hands to boat stations

10:55am: Altered course S 38 W

11:00am: Commenced zig-zag

1:30pm: Hands employed as requisite

4:17pm: Came to Starboard anchor

4:22pm: Hoisted seaplane N 1747 in board

4:55pm: Secured to oiler

5:30pm: Commenced oiling

5:40pm: Handed in Patent log

8:00pm: Finished oiling – received 363 tons

8:05pm: 5 ratings joined ship

8:20pm: 1 Rating Air Mechanic discharged to HMS THESEUS

9:25pm: 1 Skipper Royal Navy Reserve joined Ship


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23 June 1918

Milo to Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

5:50am: Hoisted seaplane N 1747 outboard

6:15am: Weighed Starboard anchor - N 1747 left for Patrol

6:20am: Cast off from oiler. Course & Speed as requisite for leaving Harbour

6:45am: Streamed Patent Log

8:00am: Commenced zig-zag – Course N 39 E

9:30am: Divisions & Prayers

11:20am: Finished zig-zag – Course N 64 E

11:25am: Altered course to N 72 E

11:30 Altered course for entering harbour

12:49pm: Let go Starboard anchor

12:50pm: Let go Port anchor

2:00pm: Tug SYRA with lighter secured alongside

2:10pm: Trawler 1180 secured alongside

2:25pm: Air Mechanics embarking empty petrol cans from lighter – secured with stern wire

3:00pm: Tug SYRA & lighter cast off

3:30pm: Trawler 1180 cast off

5:00pm: Senior Naval Officer’s Secretary & 5 Ratings rejoined from M 33

5:50pm: 4 Trawler Ratings discharged to dockyard

6:30pm: Liberty men landed

8:00pm: Remoored ship & secured with stern wires – 8 shackles on each

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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24 June 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

9:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Cooks cleaning Mess Deck – Royal Air Force as requisite

9:10am: Trawler 1180 secured alongside

10:35am: Cast off

1:15pm: Hands employed cleaning out cable flat, coaling British Consulate & cleaning ship

1:30pm: Royal Air Force as requisite

2:20pm: Sent Escort to Trawler 102 for prisoner (Deck Hand)

5:00pm: Liberty men & patrol landed

5:30pm: Trawler 1940 secured alongside

6:15pm: Cast off

10:00pm: Liberty men & patrol returned


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25 June 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

5:40am: Lighter secured alongside

6:00am: Hands furl Quarterdeck awning & cleaning ship – Royal Air Force disembarking Aviation stores & as requisite

7:00am: Hands getting stern wires ready for veering

9:00am: Hands employed refitting gear & cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

1:00pm: REINDEER in

1:15pm: Royal Air Force & hands employed disembarking stores & as requisite

1:45pm: 9 Ratings discharged to REINDEER

3:00pm: 2 Officers (Lieutenant Commander and Skipper) discharged to REINDEER

5:00pm: Liberty men landed

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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26 June 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

5:30am: Aired bedding

6:00am: Hands spread Quarterdeck awning & cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

7:30am: Trawler 1940 secured alongside

8:50am: Hands employed getting up stores, taking in stern wire & getting up depth charges

10:00am: Trawler 1940 cast off - One rating (deck hand) joined ship (sick).

1:15pm: Royal Air Force as requisite - Hands Make and Mend clothes

1:30pm: Landed Liberty men

4:40pm: Trawler 3354 secured alongside

6:50pm: Trawler 3354 cast off

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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27 June 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

6:30pm: Veered stern wire

8:50am: Hands furl Quarterdeck awning & rigging up boats falls for returning to Dockyard – Royal Air Force as requisite

10:00am: Officers attended Church service to Commemorate Entry of Greece into War

11:40am: Skipper of Trawler 1776 joined ship (sick)

1:15pm: Royal Air Force as requisite - 1 Rating (stoker) discharged to Wireless Telegraphy Station

1:30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

5:00pm: Liberty men & patrol landed

7:15pm: Watch hove in stern wire

10:00pm: Liberty men & patrol landed [Ed: Believe this an error. Likely should be ‘returned’.]


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28 June 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

5:30am: Starboard Watch Royal Air Force loaded lighter with stores

6:00am: Seamen working party at REINDEER, remainder cleaning ship

6:10am: REINDEER in

6:30am: Lieutenant Colonel Gaskell Royal Air Force & servant joined Ship

7:25am: Lighter with stores secured alongside

7:35am: REINDEER out

8:25am: Seamen employed unloading lighter & embarking stores to Trawler 1180 – Royal Air Force as requisite

8:45am: 2 ratings discharged to Trawler 1180 - 1 rating discharged to Dockyard

9:00am: Hands employed

10:00am: Trawler 1180 cast off

10:20am: Trawler 1180 out

11:45am: Skipper of Trawler 1776 discharged to Greek Hospital

1:15pm: Royal Air Force as requisite

1:30pm: Hands employed restowing port tank & cleaning ship

5:00pm: Liberty men landed

8:15pm: Hove in stern wire

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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29 June 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

8:40am: Exercised Fire stations

8:45am: Trawler 1776 secured alongside

8:50am: Return stores

8:55am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9:30am: Trawler 1182 secured alongside

10:20am: Trawler 1776 cast off & out – Trawler 1182 cast off

1:30pm: Hands make and mend clothes – Liberty men landed

5:00pm: Patrol landed

10:00pm: Liberty men & patrol returned


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30 June 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

9:40am: Divisions – Roman Catholics landed

10:00am: Divine Service

10:50am: Roman Catholics returned

1:30pm: Liberty men landed

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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LOGS FOR JULY 1918


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Log Title Page July 1918

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Log Page - Blank

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Log Page – Instruments – Barometer – Thermometer Air/Sea


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1 July 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

2:15am: Fire engine landed - Lieutenant Thompson in charge

4:55am: Fire Party returned

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

8:50am: 2 Sergeant Air Mechanics and 2 Air Mechanics rejoined ship

9:00am: Hands employed repairing hoses, jagging up hawser for returning to Dockyard & cleaning out boats – Royal Air Force as requisite

11:30am: Discharged one signalman to British Consulate

12:45pm: Royal Air Force and hands muster for Monthly payment

1:30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon & reeling up 7” manilla

2:15pm: 1 Trawler rating discharged to Hospital – Skipper of Trawler 1796 joined ship

3:25pm: Tug SYRA out with target

5:00pm: Liberty men landed - 1 signalman rejoined ship from British Consulate

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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2 July 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

8:50am: Hands employed loading lighter with stores – Royal Air Force as requisite

9:10am: Trawler 1772 secured alongside

10:50am: Cast off

10:55am: P 2 in

11:00am: Trawler 1101 secured alongside

11:40am: Cast off

12:00pm: Tug SYRA secured starboard side

12:45pm: REINDEER in

1:00pm: 4 Ratings discharged to REINDEER.

1:10pm: Working party embarking stores on REINDEER

1:15pm: Royal Air Force as requisite

1:30pm: Working party returned, Hands employed unloading lighter

2:35pm: Trawler 1792 secured alongside

4:00pm: Lieutenant Colonel Gaskell and Major Ferrand left ship

4:05pm: Trawler 1796 cast off

4:45pm: REINDEER out

4:50pm: Liberty men & patrol landed

5:30pm: Duty Watch Air Mechanics unloading lighter

6:50pm: Lighter cast off

10:00pm: Liberty men & patrol returned


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3 July 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

8:50am: Hands employed Salving Anchor and wire found in Harbour and Cleaning Ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

9:40am: Lighter secured alongside

11:30am: Lighter cast off

1:15pm: Royal Air Force as requisite

1:30pm: Hands employed cleaning ship

5:00pm: Liberty men landed

9:00pm: Skipper of Trawler 390 joined ship (sick).

10:00pm: Liberty men & patrol returned


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4 July 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

8:00am: Hands employed oiling wire hawser, cleaning out boats & rigging targets – Royal Air Force as requisite

9:30am: Marines to Small Arms drill

1:15pm: Royal Air Force as requisite

1:30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

5:00pm: Liberty men landed

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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5 July 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

1:20pm: P 2 in

5:30am: Air Mechanics ferry working party loading lighter – remainder cleaning ship

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

6:30am: REINDEER in

6:45am: Trawler 1180 secured alongside

7:30am: 3 officers (Father O Neil Padre) & 2 skippers & 9 Telegraphy ratings joined ship

8:10am: REINDEER out

8:50am: Hands employed clearing lighter of stores – Royal Air Force as requisite

9:15am: Trawler 1180 with mails, etc. for Pireaus cast off

10:20am: 1 skipper discharged to Trawler 318

10:30am: Trawler 1101 secured alongside

11:00am: Cast off

11:15am: One Greek from Tug SYRA detained on board (sick)

1:15pm: Royal Air Force as requisite

1:30pm: Trawler 1101 secured alongside - Hands employed cleaning ship

2:00pm: Trawler 1101 cast off with target

2:15pm: Carried out 1” A.R. Practice with after guns

3:00pm: Firing finished

4:42pm: Trawler 332 secured alongside

5:00pm: Liberty men landed

6:15pm: Trawler 332 cast off

7:10pm: Patrol landed

10:00pm: Liberty men returned

10:30pm: Patrol returned


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6 July 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

8:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

8:40am: Exercised Fire Quarters

8:47am: Secure

10:20am: Patrol landed

11:55am: Patrol returned

1:15pm: Hands Make and mend

1:30pm: Liberty men landed

4:25pm: 1 Officer (Skipper) joined ship

6:00pm: Patrol landed

10:00pm: Liberty men returned

10:53pm: Patrol returned with 2 Absentees


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7 July 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

7:00am: Roman Catholics to Service onboard

9:40am: Divisions – Roman Catholics landed

10:00am: Divine Service

10:40am: Roman Catholics returned

1:30pm: Liberty man landed

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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8 July 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

3:50am: Discharged Roman Catholic Chaplain to Trawler 1180

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

7:30am: Furled Quarterdeck awning

8:50am: Hands employed cleaning ship, painting out & cleaning boats – Royal Air Force as requisite

1:15pm: Royal Air Force as requisite

1:30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

5:00pm: Liberty men & patrol landed

5:05pm: Trawler 1940 secured alongside

7:45pm: Discharged 7 Ratings to Trawler 1940. 7 Ratings joined ship from Trawler 1940


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9 July 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

6:50am: Collier & Trawler 1795 in

8:35am: Greek steamer with Aero case secured Port side

8:55am: Cast off

9:00am: Hands employed cleaning out & painting boats – Royal Air Force as requisite – tested magazine flooding arrangements

9:30am: Skipper Willington: discharged to Trawler 1940

1:15pm: Royal Air Force as requisite

1:30pm: REINDEER in – Royal Air Force & Seamen working party left for REINDEER, remainder employed as in forenoon

2:30pm: 1 Sergeant Mechanic rejoined from REINDEER

5:00pm: Discharged 1 Trawler Rating to Trawler 1795 - Liberty men & patrol landed - Skipper Scott discharged to Trawler 1795

9:30pm: Liberty men & patrol returned


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10 July 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

8:50am: Hands employed refitting gear, cleaning out & painting boats – Royal Air Force as requisite

10:10am: Trawler 294 out

11:10am: French Trawler out

11:20am: Trawler 294 in.

1:15pm: Royal Air Force as requisite

1:30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

5:00pm: Liberty men landed

9:00pm: Liberty men returned


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11 July 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

8:50am: Hands employed refitting gear, painting skiff & cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

1:15pm: Royal Air Force as requisite

1:30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

2:34pm: Trawler 1777 secured alongside

5:00pm: Liberty men & patrol landed

9:30pm: Liberty men & patrol returned

11:45pm: 1 Able Seaman joined ship from M 38 (sick).


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12 July 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

5:55am: REINDEER in – Working party sent to load lighter, remainder employed cleaning ship

6:35am: Captain Peach Royal Air Force joined ship

7:00am: Trawler 1180 secured alongside

7:30am: 2 Orderlies and 2 Trawler Ratings joined ship

8:00am: Hands employed embarking stores – Royal Air Force as requisite

8:08am: REINDEER out

9:10am: Discharged 1 Trawler rating to Dockyard

10:55am: Discharged Captain D. Avey to Phoenika Base

11:20am: Lighter cast off

1:15pm: Royal Air Force as requisite

1:30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

5:00pm: Liberty men landed

9:30pm: Liberty men & patrol returned


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13 July 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

4:55am: Trawler 1772 out

5:00am: French Trawler in

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

7:15am: French Trawler in

7:50am: French Steamer and escort left

8:40am: Exercised Fire Quarters

9:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

11:00am: Tested lifebuoys

1:00pm: Hands to Make and Mend


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14 July 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

4:30am: Trawler 390 and 718 out

6:30am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

9:40am: Divisions

10:00am: Divine Service


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15 July 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

2:30am: Trawler 1180 in

4:45am: Greek steamer in

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

6:50am: 1 Rating Shipwright rejoined ship

8:50am: Carried out Gun Layers test – working party on board collier GRELBIN – Royal Air Force as requisite

9:00am: Drifter 1101 secured alongside

9:50am: Drifter 1101 cast off

12:00pm: Trawler 1180 out

12:40pm: Working party returned

1:15pm: Royal Air Force as requisite

1:30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

5:00pm: Hands to bathe


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16 July 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

1:50am: 1 Air Mechanic discharged to Trawler 1180

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

7:30am: Eased off stern wire

8:50am: Hands employed cleaning ship & fitting boats sailing gear – Royal Air Force as requisite

11:40am: Lighter secured Port side

1:15pm: REINDEER in

1:30pm: Ordinary Seamen to Boat sailing Instruction, remainder cleaning ship - Royal Air Force as requisite

1:40pm: 1 Royal Air Force officer & 1 Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve joined Ship

2:15pm: 2 Ratings (Able Seamen) discharged to REINDEER

7:30pm: Hove in stern wire


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17 July 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed reeling up wires & cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

8:00am: Monitor 20 in

8:50am: Hands employed painting casings & refitting cutter’s gear – Royal Air Force as requisite

9:15am: N 8095 left for test flight

9:35am: N 8095 returned

12:00pm: Trawler 332 secured alongside

1:30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

2:00pm: Commander Fairclough joined Ship

5:00pm: Liberty men landed

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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18 July 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

7:30am: Steamer MARIE SUZANNE in

9:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship, refitting gear & painting boats – Royal Air Force as requisite

1:30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon - Royal Air Force as requisite

2:40pm: 1 Officer (Royal Air Force) joined Ship

3:45pm: 1 Rating (Trawler) joined Ship

4:00pm: Read Warrant No. 42

5:00pm: Liberty men landed

5:45pm: Patrol landed

10:00pm: Liberty men returned

11:00pm: Patrol returned


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19 July 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

5:10am: Greek steamer in

5:35am: Tug SYRA with lighter secured alongside

5:55am: REINDEER in

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – working party at REINDEER

6:30am: 2 Officers & 3 Ratings Royal Air Force joined Ship. Mr R. Carpenter (Warrant Shipwright) joined Ship.

7:30am: 41 Ratings for M 20 joined ship from REINDEER

8:10am: REINDEER out

8:50am: Hands employed refitting gear & embarking stores – Royal Air Force as requisite

9:30am: M 20 secured alongside

9:50am: 2 Trawler Ratings joined Ship (Temporary) - 1 Deckhand from Trawler 1609 joined Ship. (Sick)

10:00am: M 33 out

12:00pm: HMS ENGADINE in

1:05pm: M 20 cast off

1:15pm: Trawler 1776 & Greek steamer secured alongside

1:30pm: Hands employed cleaning ship, getting in Port accommodation ladder & stowing floats

2:00pm: Greek steamer cast off

2:40pm: HMS ENGADINE secured alongside

3:40pm: Trawler 1776 cast off – S.S. MARIE SUZANNE out – Trawler 332 in

4:00pm: Royal Air Force embarking Seaplanes from HMS ENGADINE

5:00pm: Liberty men landed

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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20 July 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

6:05am: ENGADINE cast off & departed - Capt Parker Royal Air Force left Ship

8:15am: French seaplane No. 4 alongside for patrol

8:40am: Exercised Fire Stations

9:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9:28am: French seaplane left - M 20 Paid off & Recommissioned, received M 20's Crew onboard

11:00am: Tested lifebuoys and magazine flooding arrangements

1:30pm: Liberty men landed

2:05pm: Yacht SAGATTI arrived

6:40pm: Trawler 1180 arrived

7:45pm: Trawler 1792 arrived – Yacht SAGATTI departed

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


[SAGITTA (has been found spelt SARGETTA), hired yacht, Pendant No 01. Built 1908, 744grt/758TM. Armament: 2‑12pdr, 1‑6pdr AA. In service 5.12.14‑15.2.18. May have served as wireless-equipped A/P Group Leader or in special yacht squadrons, at home or in Mediterranean. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1915. Served in WW2.]


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21 July 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:30am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

7:40am: Trawler 1180 secured alongside

9:30am: Divisions & Prayers

9:40am: Roman Catholics landed

10:40am: Roman Catholics returned

11:20am: Trawler 1180 cast off

12:30pm: 1 Rating discharged to Trawler 1609

1:30pm: Liberty men landed

6:10pm: N 2815 left for flight

6:20pm: N 2815 returned

6:50pm: Trawler 1940 secured alongside

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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22 July 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

7:45am: 1 Rating (deckhand) discharged to Trawler 1940

9:00am: Hands employed turning out 1st Cutter & cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

9:05am: Drifter 1101 secured alongside

10:00am: Drifter 1101 cast off

11:00am: 1 Trimmer from Trawler 1792 joined Ship. (Sick)

1:30pm: Hands employed refitting boats gear & cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

5:00pm: Liberty men landed

5:45pm: 1 Rating (Leading Signalman) discharged to Trawler exchange


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23 July 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

7:15am: Tug SYRA secured alongside

9:00am: Hands employed scraping & painting Ship’s side, refitting gear & cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

10:00am: 1 Rating (Assistant Cook) joined ship from Air Station

10:30am: Trawler 1796 secured alongside

11:50am: Trawler 1796 cast off

1:10pm: REINDEER arrived

1:30pm: Hands employed refitting gear, painting boats, working party taking stores to REINDEER

1:45pm: 47 Ratings discharged to REINDEER

5:00pm: Liberty men landed

10:00pm: Liberty men & patrol returned


Log Pages for 24 and 25 July 1918 missing – likely not scanned.


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26 July 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

5:00am: LYNN in

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship, working party at LYNN – Royal Air Force as requisite

6:30am: 1 Trawler Skipper joined ship. Lieutenant Ringham discharged to LYNN

7:50am: Lynn out

8:15am: Yacht SAGITTA out

8:50am: Hands employed embarking stores & refitting gear

9:00am: Tested magazine flooding arrangements

12:55pm: Trawler 1772 secured alongside – Hands as in forenoon

3:20pm: Trawler 1772 cast off

5:00pm: Liberty men landed

7:05pm: Lighter with Seaplane secured alongside

7:15pm: Cast off

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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27 July 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

8:40am: Exercised Fire Stations

9:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

1:15pm: Landed Liberty men

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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28 July 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

12:20am: 1 Rating from Trawler 1609 joined Ship (Sick).

6:30am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

9:40am: Divisions – Roman Catholics landed

10:00am: Divine service

10:45am: Roman Catholics returned

1:30pm: Liberty men landed

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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29 July 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

5:45am: VINDEX in

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

8:45am: Hands employed working party on VINDEX Ordinary Seamen to Instructions

1:20pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

2:45pm: Lighter secured alongside with Seaplanes and Aviation gear

3:40pm: Lighter cast off

5:00pm: Liberty men landed

6:30pm: 11 Ratings Royal Air Force & 1 officer Royal Air Force joined Ship


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30 July 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

8:00am: Tug SYRA with lighter secured alongside

8:50am: Trawler 703 in

9:00am: Hands employed scraping & cleaning ship’s side – Ordinary Seamen to Instructions – Royal Air Force as requisite

1:30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

2:55pm: LYNN in

3:00pm: 18 Ratings discharged to LYNN

5:00pm: Liberty men landed

5:25pm: 2 Officers Mr Kingsbury (Carpenter) & Captain Crisp Royal Air Force discharged to LYNN

9:00pm: Besseneau Guard landed

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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31 July 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

7:58am: Engineer working party left for Dockyard

8:50am: Hands employed cleaning ship’s side – Ordinary Seamen to Instructions – Royal Air Force as requisite

11:45am: Coal lighter secured alongside

1:30pm: Ordinary seamen to Instructions – remainder coaling ship

3:50pm: Finished coaling – received 11 1/2 tons

5:00pm: Liberty men landed

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1918


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Log Title Page – August 1918

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Log Title Page – August 1918

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Log Page – Instruments – Barometer – Thermometer Air/Sea


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1 August 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

5:40am: Besseneau working party Royal Air Force landed

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

8:50am: Hands employed painting out cabin & waterways Ordinary Seamen to Instructions

9:50am: Lighter secured alongside

11:15am: Tug SYRA left with lighter & stores for Phoenika

12:00pm: Lost overboard by accident 1 thermometer Patt: No. AM 2836

1:15pm: Monthly payment made

1:40pm: Seamen employed as in forenoon - Royal Air Force as requisite

4:00pm: Besseneau Guard landed

5:00pm: Liberty men landed

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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2 August 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

5:50am: Royal Air Force working party landed

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

6:35am: VINDEX in – Tug SYRA secured alongside with lighter

8:00am: FOLKESTONE in

8:40am: Hands employed turning out & lowering Motorboat – Working parties at ferry & VINDEX as requisite

9:00am: 2 Ratings, 1 Air Mechanic & 1 Stoker joined ship

10:30am: Captain Maskell & 1 Skipper discharged to Trawler 1776. FOLKESTONE out

10:55am: Trawler 1776 out

1:30pm: Hands employed unloading stores from lighter & painting out cabins - Royal Air Force as requisite

4:20pm: Lighter cast off – Drifter 1101 secured alongside

4:40pm: Drifter 1101 cast off

5:00pm: Liberty men landed

7:30pm: 1 Rating Royal Air Force discharged to VINDEX

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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3 August 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

8:00am: Royal Air Force working party returned

8:40am: Exercised Fire stations

9:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

12:15pm: Hands Make and Mend clothes

1:30pm: Landed Liberty men

2:40pm: Trawler 102 out

4:30pm: Trawler 1777 secured alongside

5:55pm: Trawler 1776 in

6:15pm: 2 Ratings joined Ship from Trawler 1776

6:45pm: Trawler 1777 cast off

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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4 August 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

5:50am: Trawler 1844 in

6:30am: Hands employed cleaning ship & furling awning – Royal Air Force as requisite

9:40am: Hands mustered by the Ledger

10:25am: Divine Service

1:15pm: Liberty men landed

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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5 August 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

8:25am: Trawler 1777 secured alongside – Royal Air Force working party landed

8:50am: Ordinary Seamen to Instructions

9:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship’s side, refitting gear, etc.

9:25am: Trawler 1777 cast off

1:20pm: P 2 & P 3 secured alongside for water

1:30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon – 2 coaling exchange

5:00pm: Liberty men landed

7:40pm: Royal Air Force working party returned

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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6 August 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

8:50am: Hands employed cleaning ship’s side – Ordinary seamen to Instruction

9:30am: 1 Rating Wireless Telegraphy joined ship

11:42am: N 1652 left for test flight

12:05pm: N 1652 returned

12:45pm: Drifter 1101 secured alongside for tug duties

1:15pm: FOLKESTONE in

1:30pm: Hands employed getting stores into lighter – Ordinary Seamen to Instructions – remainder as in forenoon

2:55pm: 5 Ratings and one officer discharged to FOLKESTONE

4:00pm: FOLKESTONE out

5:00pm: Liberty men landed

6:20pm: 1 Signalman discharged to Exchange - 1 signalman joined ship

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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7 August 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

3:30am: Starboard Watch Royal Air Force employed getting up N 8095

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force Besseneau working party landed

6:15am: N 8095 left for Phelarin - Trawler 1180 secured alongside for stores

8:45am: Hands employed cleaning ship & scraping & painting ship’s side – Ordinary Seamen to Instructions

10:50am: Trawler 1180 cast off

11:05am: Drifter 1101 secured alongside for water

11:50am: Drifter 1101 cast off

12:00pm: Royal Air Force working party returned

1:20pm: Royal Air Force working party landed

1:30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

4:10pm: Royal Air Force working party returned

5:00pm: Liberty men landed

5:35pm: N 2911 left for base

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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8 August 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

3:00am: Captain Silk and Captain Peach, Royal Air Force rejoined ship

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

8:45am: Hands employed scraping & cleaning ship’s side – Ordinary Seamen at Instruction – Royal Air Force as requisite

1:10pm: Royal Air Force working party landed

1:15pm: Royal Air Force as requisite

1:30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

5:00pm: Liberty men landed

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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9 August 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

8:50am: Hands employed cleaning & scraping ship’s side – Ordinary Seamen Training Class at examination – Royal Air Force as requisite -

12:15pm: Trawler 332 secured alongside

1:30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

2:35pm: Trawler 332 cast off

3:55pm: LYNN in.

4:10pm: Tug SYRA with lighters & working party cast off

4:20pm: 2 Ratings rejoined ship

5:00pm: Liberty men landed

7:20pm: Lighter with stores secured alongside

7:40pm: Lighter cast off

8:10pm: Drifter 1180 secured alongside

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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10 August 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite - Lieutenants Hadkinson and Unmack discharged to Trawler 1180

8:45am: Hands employed cleaning ship & embarking stores – Royal Air Force as requisite

10:55am: Trawler 1101 secured port side for stores

11:00am: Lifebuoys tested (correct)

1:30pm: Hands make & Mend clothes – Liberty men landed

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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11 August 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:30am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

9:30am: Divisions

9:45am: Roman Catholics landed

9:50am: Prayers

10:20am: Trawler 1769 in

10:50am: Roman Catholics returned

1:30pm: Liberty men landed

6:00pm: Lieutenant Unmack rejoined ship.

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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12 August 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

8:30am: 1 Signalman discharged to Exchange

8:50am: Hands employed hoisting cutter & furling Quarterdeck awning – oiling guys & scrubbing boats sails – Royal Air Force as requisite

10:20am: Trawler 1609 secured alongside

12:45pm: Trawler 294 in

12:50pm: Trawler 1609 out

1:30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon - Royal Air Force as requisite

2:00pm: 1 Leading Signalman rejoined ship from Exchange

5:00pm: Liberty men landed

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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13 August 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

5:25am: TRIAD in

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

8:50am: Hands employed blacking down aloft – cleaning ship’s side & cleaning ship

10:30am: Shortened in to 7 shackles on Port cable

1:00pm: 2 Ratings discharged to Trawler 1777

1:30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

2:30pm: Trawler 703 & Trawler 1777 out

2:39pm: LYNN in and secured alongside to embark Seaplane and empties

4:45pm: Lieutenant Bundy Royal Air Force and 1 Rating Royal Navy Reserve discharged to LYNN

5:05pm: LYNN out - Liberty men landed

10:00pm: Liberty men returned

11:48pm: TRIAD out


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14 August 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

5:40am: Trawler 298 in

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

6:30am: Water tank secured alongside for water

8:50am: Hands employed blacking down aloft – cleaning ship’s side & repairing mats – Royal Air Force as requisite

1:30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

2:37pm: VINDEX in

5:00pm: Liberty men landed

5:15pm: Royal Air Force working party to VINDEX

8:00pm: Royal Air Force working party returned

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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15 August 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

5:00am: Starboard Watch Royal Air Force left for VINDEX. Port Watch Royal Air Force discharging stores from lighter

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

6:40am: Royal Air Force working party returned

8:50am: Hands employed blacking down, cleaning side & painting No. 14 cabin – Royal Air Force as requisite

11:15am: Drifter 1101 secured alongside

11:58am: Drifter 1101 cast off

12:25pm: Lighter with stores secured alongside

1:20pm: Trawler 1776 secured alongside

1:30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

2:50pm: Trawler 1776 cast off

4:00pm: Royal Air Force mustered bags

5:00pm: Liberty men landed

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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16 August 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

5:00am: Royal Air Force loading Lifeboats with stores

5:35am: REINDEER in

6:00am: Working Party left for REINDEER – remainder clean ship

7:55am: Lighter secured Port side

8:40am: Lighter alongside with stores

8:50am: Hands employed embarking stores

10:05am: REINDEER out

10:30am: 1 Rating (Chief Stoker) joined ship from Dockyard (sick)

1:30pm: Marines and Stokers muster for medical inspection - Hands employed as in forenoon

2:00pm: Seamen muster for medical inspection

3:00pm: Lighter cast off

3:35pm: Trawler 1776 secured alongside

4:00pm: 2 Ratings Private Royal Marines Light Infantry and Stoker joined ship

5:00pm: Liberty men landed

5:35pm: Trawler 1776 cast off

5:50pm: Trawler 1796 secured alongside

6:15pm: Trawler 1796 cast off

6:35pm: Drifter 1101 secured alongside

6:50pm: Drifter 1101 cast off

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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17 August 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

8:40am: Exercised Fire Stations

8:50am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

9:50am: Veered stern wire

11:20am: Lifebuoys tested & reported correct

1:30pm: Liberty men landed – hands to Make and Mend

2:45pm: Lighter secured alongside

4:45pm: VINDEX in

5:00pm: Liberty men landed

5:30pm: Lieutenant Unmack and 3 ratings Royal Air Force discharged to VINDEX

7:40pm: N 2814 left for VINDEX

11:20pm: Lieutenant Hadkinson rejoined from Trawler 1776


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18 August 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

7:00am: 4 Ratings joined ship from Trawler 1776

9:30am: Divisions

9:40am: Roman Catholics landed

9:55am: Prayers

10:20am: Trawler 1776 secured alongside

10:50am: Trawler 1776 cast off

11:00pm: Roman Catholics returned

1:00pm: 1 Rating (Chief Stoker) discharged to Dockyard

1:30pm: Liberty men landed – Trawler 1772 in

4:20pm: Trawler 1776 secured alongside

5:25pm: Trawler 1776 cast off

10:00pm: Liberty men returned

10:35pm: Hove in stern wire


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19 August 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

5:30am: Starboard Watch Royal Air Force embarking old Seaplanes on lighter

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

7:20am: Lighter cast off

8:50am: Trawler 1772 secured alongside – training class pumping out lighter - Hands cleaning ship’s side & bailing out lifeboats – Royal Air Force as requisite

9:30am: M 20 out

9:55am: Trawler 1772 cast off

10:20am: P 2 towed lighter from ship

1:05pm: Water tank secured alongside

1:30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

4:50pm: M 20 in and secured alongside for water and oil fuel

5:00pm: Liberty men landed - 1 Trawler Rating discharged to Dockyard

6:30pm: M 20 finished oiling (9 tons)

8:20pm: M 20 finished taking in water

8:40pm: M 20 cast off

10:00pm: Liberty men returned

11:05pm: 1 Rating joined ship from Trawler 1769 (sick)


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20 August 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

5:33am: N 1652 Pilot Capt Silk - Observer Air Mechanic Davis left for Athens

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

7:45am: Hove taut stern wire

8:50am: Hands employed cleaning ship’s side, sailmaking, Gunnery Training Class at Instructions – Royal Air Force as requisite

11:10am: Lighter secured alongside

1:30pm: REINDEER in - Hands employed as in forenoon & ferry working party

1:40pm: Lighter cast off

2:30pm: 4 Ratings discharged to REINDEER - 1 Rating to Trawler 1769

3:15pm: Trawler 1769 out

4:15pm: Lieutenant Cappa Royal Navy Reserve joined Ship. Temporary from Trawler 1844

5:00pm: Liberty men landed

8:10pm: Furled Quarterdeck awnings

10:00pm: Liberty men returned

10:30pm: Veered stern wire

11:15pm: Set Anchor watch


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21 August 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Royal Air Force as requisite

6:45am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8:50am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Training Classes to Instruction – Royal Air Force as requisite

1:30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

5:00pm: Liberty men landed

6:25pm: 1 Officer Lieutenant Hadkinson left ship

7:00pm: M 20 shifted berth

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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22 August 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

8:50am: Trawler 1772 with damaged seaplane secured alongside - Hands employed getting sand – Training Class to Instruction – Marines to Small Arms drill

10:10am: Trawler 1772 cast off

10:30am: Trawler 1796 secured alongside

11:30am: Trawler 1796 cast off

1:30pm: Hands employed cleaning out boats – Training Class at Instruction – Royal Air Force as requisite – 3rd Class Stewards to Squad Drill

5:00pm: Liberty men landed

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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23 August 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

5:30am: LYNN in

5:40am: Working party to LYNN

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

6:30am: Lighter secured

6:52am: LYNN out

7:00am: Hove in stern wire – 1 Lieutenant Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve & 2 Ratings (Hydrophone Instructors) joined ship

8:50am: Royal Air Force as requisite

8:55am: Drifter 1101 secured alongside

9:30am: Drifter 1101 cast off – hands employed reeling up wires – spreading Quarterdeck awnings & cleaning ship

10:30am: Trawler 1772 out

11:00am: Tested magazine flooding arrangement - Court of Inquiry held on board

1:00pm: Hands Make and Mend clothes - Ran off heats for Aquatic Sports

4:30pm: Aquatic Sports Party returned – Liberty men landed


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24 August 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

8:50am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

11:00am: Life buoys tested & found correct

1:30pm: Liberty men landed

2:00pm: Held Aquatic Sports

3:00pm: 1 Pistol Signal 1" lost overboard

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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25 August 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

9:30am: Divisions

9:50am: Prayers

10:10am: Trawler 1180 in

10:20am: Trawler 1772 secured alongside for water and to discharge stores

10:35am: Roman Catholics returned

1:30pm: Liberty men landed

5:00pm: Watch unreeled stern wire ready for veering – furled Quarterdeck awning

6:40pm: 1 Absentee returned

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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26 August 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

5:00am: Lighter secured alongside

5:50am: Greek destroyer in

5:55am: Collier RIO PRETO in

6:00am: Hands employed 6 with ship’s Steward remainder cleaning ship

6:45am: Seamen & Stokers working party left ship for collier

6:56am: Greek destroyer out

8:10am: Collier working party returned

8:55am: Working party returned to collier – remainder employed discharging empties to lighter

12:00pm: Working party returned

1:30pm: Working parties to collier – 3rd Class Stewards to Squad drill

1:40pm: Trawler 1795 secured alongside

3:10pm: Trawler 1795 cast off

4:40pm: Lighter secured alongside with stores

4:55pm: N 2957 left for Phoenika

5:00pm: Liberty men landed

5:30pm: Lighter secured alongside with Seaplane

6:00pm: Trawler 1180 secured alongside

7:15pm: Working party to collier

8:30pm: Trawler 1180 cast off

10:00pm: Liberty men returned

11:10pm: Lighter with stores secured alongside


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27 August 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

4:25am: RIO PRETO out

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship &cleaning store lighter– Royal Air Force as requisite

8:50am: Hands employed embarking provisions & stores – Royal Air Force employed embarking Seaplanes

1:10pm: LYNN in.

1:20pm: LYNN secured alongside

1:30pm: Hands employed cleaning out whaler & disembarking stores & empties – Royal Air Force as requisite

3:30pm: 1 Leading Seaman discharged to LYNN for passage to Mudros

5:00pm: Liberty men landed

7:25pm: Lighter secured to Part side

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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28 August 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

7:19am: Captain Silk & Air Mechanic Davis rejoined ship

8:50am: Hands employed cleaning ship, 1 sailmaking – Royal Air Force as requisite

11:00am: Hoisted lifeboat

1:30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon – Royal Air Force as requisite

5:00pm: Hands to bathe - Liberty men landed

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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29 August 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

5:30am: Trawler 294 in

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

7:30am: 1 Sergeant Royal Air Force and 1 Wireless Telegraphy Rating Royal Air Force joined ship for passage to Mudros

7:55am: Lighter cast off

8:50am: Hands mustered with Lifebelts

9:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship & oiling 2 1/2” wire – Royal Air Force as requisite – Marines to Small arms Drill

9:50am: CLAN GRAHAM turned in

9:55am: N 1650 Pilot (Greek Lieutenant) left for Athens

11:00am: Lighter secured alongside - Trawler 1795 secured alongside

1:15pm: Royal Air Force as requisite

1:30pm: Hands employed embarking stores on Pireaus Ferry – 3rd Class Stewards to Drill – Trawler 1795

cast off

5:00pm: Liberty men landed - Trawler 1609 and 234 out

6:00pm: CLAN GRAHAM out

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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30 August 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: REINDEER in - Hands employed cleaning ship & ferry – working party on REINDEER

7:00am: 9 Royal Air Force Ratings, 2 officers, 1 Seaman joined ship

7:45am: Lighter with stores secured alongside

8:05am: REINDEER out

8:50am: Hands employed provisioning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

9:15am: Magazine flooding tested (Correct)

9:30am: 1 Royal Air Force Officer and 1 Seaman discharged to Trawler 1795

1:15pm: Royal Air Force as requisite

1:30pm: Hands employed restowing spirit Room & stowing stores

5:00pm: Liberty men landed

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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31 August 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force as requisite

8:40am: Exercised Fire Stations

8:50am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9:30am: M 20 out

1:00pm: Hands Make and Mend clothes

1:30pm: Landed Liberty men

3:30pm: Shortened Port cable to 7 shackles

10:00pm: Liberty men returned


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1918


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Log Title Page – September 1918

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Log Title Page – September 1918

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Log Page – Instruments – Barometer – Thermometer Air/Sea


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1 September 1918

New Logkeeper

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship

7:30am: Secured cable at 6 1/2 shackles on each

9:30am: Divisions & Rounds

10:00am: Prayers – Roman Catholics attended Service on shore

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: Greek S.S. ASTRAPI, Trawler 1777

6:00pm: Departures: Trawlers 386, 267, 1795, Brig 12, Greek S.S. PATRIS, S.S. ASTRAPI, S.S. ZATOUNA, S.S. ROUMALI, S.S. POROS, S.S. IPEROCHI

9:00pm: Boats in use – Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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2 September 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

8:00am: Prepared to shift ship

9:55am: Unmoored from Breakwall, hove up both anchors & proceeded to berth to moor – Drifter 1101 & P 2 assisting to cant, engines as requisite

10:55am: Moored with 5 shackles on each in 9 fathoms on a line bearing 33º - 213º

11:00am: Finished with engines

1:15pm: Monthly payment made to Ship’s company

2:00pm: Hands employed as requisite

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: French sloop CAPRICIEUSE, Greek NICHOLAS CANELLOPHOS

6:00pm: Departures: CAPRICIEUSE

7:30pm: Routine patrol made (till 10:00pm)

9:00pm: Boats in use – Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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3 September 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

9:00am: Hands employed loading lighter with empties for Mudros ferry, working party receiving stores from collier RATHWAITE

1:30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon & on arrival of Mudros ferry as requisite with stores

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Routine patrol made till 10:00pm

5:00pm: Arrivals: S.S. RATHWAITE, Trawler 294, POROS (Greek) REINDEER, & 1776 & BASILISTE (French) & M 20

6:00pm: Departures: REINDEER, POROS (Greek) Trawler 294 & M 20.

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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4 September 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

8:40am: Hands employed cleaning out whalers, washing paintwork, & assisting sailmaker refitting

1:30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon & stowing stores from lighter

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: Trawler 1609, Drifter 2295 & PATRIS

6:00pm: Departures: PATRIS and BALISTE (French).

7:30pm: Routine patrol made till 10:00pm

8:30pm: Chief Petty Officer William Henry Baster Royal Fleet Reserve. O.N. Chetham 127235: Died in Greek hospital, Syra, of malignant endo-carditis

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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5 September 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

8:400am: Hands employed washing paintwork, & drill for Funeral Party

4:00pm: Funeral of late Chief Petty Officer Baster at Syra cemetery with military honours

5:00pm: Routine patrol made till 10:00pm

5:00pm: Arrivals: ROUMALI, ZATOUNA and ASTRAPI (all Greek)

6:00pm: Departures: as arrivals, and Trawler 1609, 1776, and 1777, and M 20.

9:00pm: Boats in use – Motorboat, Dispatch boat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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6 September 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

5:30am: Working party as requisite discharging from ferry

8:40am: Hands employed stowing stores from ferry

10:00am: Magazine flooding arrangements tested & found correct

1:30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Routine patrol made till 10:00pm

5:00pm: Arrivals: VASILIKI, REINDEER, VINDEX, M 20, Trawler 1776, Trawler 1777, Trawler 1609 & PATRIS

6:00pm: Departures: RAITHWAITE & as for arrivals - M 20

8:00pm: Dispatch Boat No. 274 sent to VINDEX for passage to Suda for Royal Air Force one 24’ Motorboat No. 829 given in lieu.

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2 Motorboats

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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7 September 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

8:40am: Exercised ship’s company at Fire Stations

9:00am: Hands employed as above

1:30pm: Hands to Make and Mend

3:30pm: Duty Watch loading stores in Trawlers

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Landed patrol till 7:30pm

5:00pm: Arrivals: Trawler 1609, Trawler 1776, Trawler 1777: & ASTRAPI (Greek)

6:00pm: Departures: Trawler 1776

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Motorboats

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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8 September 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship

9:30am: Divisions & Rounds

10:00am: Divine Service held in turning shelter

11:00am: Roman Catholics attended Service on shore

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: CACHELOT, Drifter 2295, AEGINA, Trawler 269 & French trawler

6:00pm: Departures: LOTUS, ASTRAPI, AEGINA

7:30pm: Landed 2nd patrol till 10:00pm

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Motorboats

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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9 September 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

8:50am: Hands employed renewing boats falls & refitting boom ladders & gear

1:30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Landed 1st patrol till 7:30pm

5:00pm: Arrivals: French Sloop, French Trawler, Trawler 1180, Trawler 1172, and Trawler 1796

6:00pm: Departures: French sloop, Drifter 2205, Trawler 1777, and Trawler 1180

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Motorboats

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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10 September 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

8:50am: Hands employed refitting boat & boom gear & washing paintwork

1:30pm: Hands employed working party to ferry for stores, remainder as in forenoon

3:00pm: Mr. O'Donovan Warrant Engineer Royal Navy Reserve: discharged to PEMBROKE, and left by ferry

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: REINDEER, Torpedo Boat 353, Trawler 1180, ROUMELI (Greek), NICOLAS KANELLOPOULUS (Greek), MADIEngine Room Artificer (Portuguese), FAUCANNEAU (French).

6:00pm: Departures: Departures: REINDEER, ROUMELI, and Torpedo Boat 353

7:30pm: Landed 2nd patrol till 10:00pm

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Motorboats

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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11 September 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - visiting chaplain AEGEAN conducting (Reverend Emling) - Hands employed lowering all boats into water then refitting boom gear & landing stores as requisite

1:30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Landed patrol till 10:00pm

5:00pm: Arrivals: Trawler 279 Trawler 292, POROS, ASTRAPI & PATRIS

6:00pm: Departures: FAUCANNEAU (French) PATRIS, ASTRAPI, POROS & KANELLOPOULOS

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Motorboats

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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12 September 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

7:30am: Holy Communion celebrated – Rev. Emling officiating

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers - Hands employed overhauling & refitting on upper deck as requisite

1:30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon & cleaning gear on upper deck

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: Trawler 1772

6:00pm: Departures: Trawler 1772, IPEROCHI (Greek)

7:30pm: Landed 2nd patrol

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Motorboats

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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13 September 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Working party attending on ferry landing stores, remainder cleaning ship

8:50am: Hands employed handling stores from ferry, then as requisite & refitting on upper deck

1:30pm: Hands employed refitting & as requisite on upper deck

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Landed 1st patrol

5:00pm: Arrivals: VASSILIKI, LYNN, POROS, ROUMELI, PATRIS

6:00pm: Departures: LYNN, Trawler 1772, VASSILIKI, PATRIS, ROUMELI

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Motorboats

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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14 September 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

8:40am: Ship’s company exercised at Fire Stations

8:50am: Hands cleaning ship

1:30pm: Hands to Make and Mend

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: CANELLOPOLOUS, IOULIA, ASTRAPI, Trawler 1772, LEVANT II, CONSTANTINOS TOYAS

6:00pm: Departures: PATRIS, ASTRAPI, IOULIA, CONSTANTINOS TOYAS

7:30pm: Landed 2nd patrol

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Motorboats

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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15 September 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

2:00am: Set Officers’ Anchor Watch [Ed: Winds beginning to increase – storm coming]

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship

9:30am: Divisions & rounds

10:00am: Roman Catholics attended Service on shore

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Veered to 6 shackles on starboard cable - Landed 1st patrol

5:00pm: Arrivals: Trawler 340

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Motorboats

10:00pm: Anchor watch kept

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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16 September 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

2:00am: Anchor watch kept

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

8:15am: Steam for slow speed

8:50am: Hands employed renewing boat ropes & boat falls & as requisite

1:30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: Nil

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

7:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

7:30pm: No patrol landed

8:30pm: Negative steam for slow speed

9:00pm: Anchor watch kept

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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17 September 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

1:00am: Negative steam for slow speed

2:00am: Anchor watch kept

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: Negative Anchor watch

8:50am: Hands employed refitting ladders, etc & cleaning paintwork

1:30pm: Hands employed refitting – working party to cemetery tending graves

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: ASTRAPI Trawler 294, LYNN

6:00pm: Departures: LYNN, Trawler 1844

6:30pm: Engineering Lieutenant Seccombe Royal Navy left for Mudros on duty

7:30pm: No patrol landed

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Motorboats

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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18 September 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

8:50am: Divisions & Prayers Rev. Emling officiating - Hands employed working party employed salving lighter on South shore, remainder handling stores etc outward and homeward vessels

1:30pm: Working Party employed in bailing lighter & as requisite, remainder as in forenoon

5:00pm: Arrivals: IPEROCHI, CONSTANTOS TOYAS, PATRIS, VINDEX, HARDEN, LEVANT II and two French trawlers.

6:00pm: Departures: VINDEX, ASTRAPI, CONSTANTOS TOYAS and IPEROCHI

7:00pm: Salvage party ceased work for the night

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st & 2nd Motorboats (1st damaged in pm)

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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19 September 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship – hoisted 1s Motorboat

8:50am: Exercised ship’s company at Abandon Ship Stations

9:00am: Hands employed turning in and lowering 1st Motorboat for repairs landing 2nd Motorboat on flying deck for repair then refitting on upper deck as requisite

1:30pm: Hands employed refitting on upper deck & preparing stores for ferry

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Landed 1st patrol

5:00pm: Arrivals: ROUMELI, Trawler 294

6:00pm: Departures: HARDEN, Trawler 294, LOIRE (French), PATRIS, ROUMELI and French trawler

9:00pm: Boats in use – Nil

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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20 September 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

5:30am: Hands employed handling stores to and from ferry

7:00am: Engineering Lieutenant Seccombe Royal Navy returned from Mudros on duty

8:50am: Hands employed refitting on upper deck & stowing stores from ferry

1:30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon & working party pumping out stranded lighter with motor pump

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: PATRIS, REINDEER, IOULIA, ASTRAPI, Trawler 1043, LEVANT I and Trawler 1796

6:00pm: Departures: LEVANT I, Trawler 1796, REINDEER, ASTRAPI, VASSILIKI, IOULIA, and Trawler 294.

7:30pm: Landed 2nd patrol

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Motorboats

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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21 September 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

8:40am: Ship’s company exercised at Fire Stations

8:50am: Hands cleaning ship

2:00pm: Hands to Make and Mend

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Landed 1st patrol

5:00pm: Arrivals: Trawler 1796 Trawler 294

6:00pm: Departures: Trawler 1796, Trawler 279, Trawler 294, LEVANT I

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Motorboats

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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22 September 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship

9:30am: Divisions & Rounds

10:00am: Divine Service held in turning shelter

11:00am: Roman Catholics attended Service on shore

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: a) British: Trawler 1744, Drifter 1068, and Trawler 294: b) Greek: POROS, ROUMELI and IPEROCHI

6:00pm: Departures: British: Nil - Greek: PATRIS, IPEROCHI, POROS, and ROUMELI

7:30pm: Landed 2nd patrol

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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23 September 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship & rigging diving gear in cutter for use in stranded lighter

8:50am: Hands employed working party in diving boat at lighter effecting repairs, remainder preparing stores for ferry

1:30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon & cleaning paintwork

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: a) British: Trawler 1795: b) French: Torpedo Boat 328 and Trawlers, SATURNA and ANNIS.

6:00pm: Departures: British: Nil - b) MADIEngine Room Artificer (Portuguese S.S.) escorted by French Torpedo Boat 328 and French trawlers SATURNA and ANNIS

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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24 September 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship & rigging diving boat

8:30am: Diving Party on stranded lighter effecting repairs: remainder in tug SYRA weighing anchor outside breakwater

2:00pm: Hands employed handling stores to or from ferry, diving party as in forenoon

4:00pm: Diving party as above

5:00pm: Arrivals: Trawler 1776, & REINDEER, SAGITTA, - b) POROS & ASTRAPI

6:00pm: Departures: Trawler 294, SAGITTA, REINDEER – b) ASTRAPI, POROS, ALKYON

7:00pm: Diving Party finished for the night

7:30pm: Landed 2nd patrol

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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25 September 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

4:30am: Tug SYRA employed to swing ship to clear hawse

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: Working party for salvage work on lighter employed as requisite

8:00am: Hawse clear

8:40am: Working party as above, remainder oiling & reeling mooring wire

1:30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon, working party at lighter

5:00pm: Landed 1st patrol

5:00pm: Arrivals: PATRIS

5:35pm: Salvage working party ceased work for the night

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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26 September 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

8:50am: Hands employed cleaning & oiling mooring wires & as requisite

1:30pm: Hands employed salvage working party on lighter: remainder preparing to coal

3:00pm: Received 5 tons coal

5:00pm: Arrivals: IOULIA, VASSILIKI

6:00pm: Departures: TX 1043, IOULIA

6:30pm: Salvage working party ceased work for the night

7:30pm: Landed 2nd patrol

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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27 September 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands employed working party on ferry handling stores, etc. – salvage working party rigging diving boat

8:50am: French flying boat M 1 arrived from Milo - Hands employed salvage working party at lighter, remainder oiling mooring wires

1:30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon – salvage party at lighter

4:00pm: Lighter hove off beach and taken to dockyard

5:00pm: Landed 1st patrol

5:00pm: Arrivals: LYNN, IPEROCHI, PATRIS & ASTRAPI

5:25pm: French Seaplane (boat) M 1 left for Milo

6:00pm: Departures: LYNN, Trawler 1776, ASTRAPI, IPEROCHI, VASSILIKI, PATRIS

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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28 September 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

8:40am: Exercised Abandon Ship Stations - turned out & lowered 1st Motorboat

8:50am: Hands cleaning ship

11:00am: Monitor M 20 alongside for oil fuel

1:00am: Supplied M 20 with 7 1/2 tons oil fuel, 15 tons of fresh water

1:30pm: Hands to Make and Mend

2:45pm: M 20 cast off

3:00pm: Issued on loan to M 20: by orders of Senior Naval Office 1 Mercurial Barometer, 1 Barograph, 1 Thermograph and 1 Maximum/Minimum Thermometer for use in meteorological returns.

4:00pm: Evening Quarters - Warrant Number 43 read.

5:00pm: Arrivals: LETO, Trawler 1772, Trawler 1770, French trawler SHAMROCK

6:00pm: Departures: LETO, Trawler 719, Drifter 1068

7:30pm: Landed 2nd patrol

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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29 September 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship

9:30am: Divisions & Rounds

10:00am: Divine Service held in turning shelter

10:30am: Roman Catholics attended Service on shore

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Landed 1st patrol

5:00pm: Arrivals: VINDEX, Trawler 288, Trawler 1776

6:00pm: Departures: Trawler 1772, Trawler 1776, VINDEX

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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30 September 1918

Syra

Lat 37.44, Long 24.95

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: Cleared hawse – Tug SYRA assisting

8:40am: Hands employed preparing ship for sea

1:15pm: Royal Air Force received payment

2:00pm: H.C. Courtier Clerk Royal Navy (Secretary to Senior Naval Office) and staff took up accommodation on HMS M 20

3:00pm: 2nd Lieutenant Rogers Royal Air Force discharged ashore for duty

4:00pm: Arrivals: Trawler 110 and Trawler 1600

5:00pm: Weighed port anchor & shortened in to 4 shackles on starboard cable

7:00pm: Hoisted & secured all boats

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1918


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Log – Title Page October 1918

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Log Title Page – October 1918

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1 October 1918

From Syra to Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

5:00am: Prepared for sea

5:10am: Hove up. Turned ship tug SYRA assisting

5:35am: Half speed – rounded Breakwater

5:44am: Gate. Proceeded 62 revolutions passed down swept channel. Escorted by Trawler 1609, Trawler 1772, and Trawler 177

5:55am: Streamed Patent Log

6:38am: Passed out of swept channel Course N 46 W with zig-zag

7:38am: Increased to 68 revolutions

8:40am: Altered course S 45 W Log: 24.2

9:40am: Altered course S 40 W Log: 34.2

10:50am: Altered course S 78 W Log 46

11:45am: Altered course N 63 W Log 54.4

12:00pm: Passed French hospital ship bound ESE. Crack reported in cover of High Pressure cylinder - decreased to 60 revolutions & reduced zig-zag in consequence of Engine Room defect

1:30pm: Log 70 – St. George’s Light House abeam at 5 miles – Passed HM Torpedo Boat Destroyer No. 69 & No. 75 bound to SouthEastward

2:25pm: Log 78.5 – Altered course N 36 W

3:25pm: Negative zig-zag

3:30pm: Passed Outer Buoy. Entered swept channel

4:00pm: Handed Log

4:10pm: No. 2 buoy

4:35pm: No. 3 buoy

4:50pm: No. 4 buoy

4:55pm: Half speed

4:58pm: Gate

5:00pm: Slow

5:05pm: Breakwater

5:15pm: Stop. Let go starboard anchor in Inner Harbour. Earthed [Grounded] Wireless Telegraphy aerial

6:05pm: Hove up, turned ship, proceeded out of harbour engines as requisite

6:28pm: Let go port anchor in 21 fathoms water, veered to 7 shackles on cable

9:00pm: Arrival draught:   Fore 11’0”   Aft: 18’6”

12:00mid: Fires alight in two boilers

 Anchor Bearings:

   Ship’s head SSE Deviation 1º W

   Lipso Light N 86 W

   Keramos Point N 14 W

Gate Sloop S 15 E


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2 October 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

1:00am: Syra to Peiraeus Under Weigh 12 hours 5 minutes

   Steering time (Gate to Gate) 11 hours 14 minutes

   Distance 99 miles Average speed 8.8 knots

   Current: Nil

   Distance through water (as per Log) 103 miles excess of zig-zag 4 %

   Distance per engines 113 – Slip 15 %

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

8:50am: Lowered Motorboat - Hands employed cleaning paintwork & refitting as requisite

1:15pm: Monthly payment made to Ship’s company

1:30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon & as requisite

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Routine 1st Class leave till 7:00am granted

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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3 October 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

8:50am: Hands employed painting overside as necessary & as requisite on upper deck

1:30pm: Hands employed side party overside, remainder preparing ship for harbour (turning in boats, etc.)

2:45pm: Seaplane 2076 arrived from Syra with empty air bottles to be recharged

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: 1st Class leave till 7:00am

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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4 October 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

6:15am: Seaplane N 2076 left for Syra

7:50am: Hove up

8:05am: Aweigh – turned ship, Greek tug TENEDOS (T.S.S.) on port side: and Atlas on starboard side: assisting: and towing ship into harbour: Captain TENEDOS directing

8:29am: TENEDOS hit ship with port propeller: damage to ship not known

8:30am: Breakwater

8:33am: Used main engines as requisite to keep steerage way on ship

8:48am: Stop engines

8:50am: Hands employed

8:59am: Let go starboard anchor, veering as ship turned

10:00am: Let go port anchor

12:00pm: Secured stern on to quay on West side of Inner Harbour: both anchors down – 12 shackles on starboard – 10 port

12:15pm: HMS AZALEA secured alongside starboard side

1:30pm: Hands employed replacing gear & cleaning up decks

4:00pm: Allied men-of-war in harbour:

   British: SKIRMISHER, AZALEA, MARTIN, and PARRAMATTA

   French: KABYLE, Torpedo Boat Destroyer, CAPRICIEUSE, Sloop

   Italian: LIGUNIC CARLO, MARABELLE:

   Greek: LEMNOS (Flagship), KILKIS (2nd Flagship): ASKIS and KEngine Room ArtificerNIOS

9:00pm: Captain Harrop Royal Air Force joined ship for duty

10:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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5 October 1918

[Logged as ‘Moored Stern to Quay’]

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands employed fitting out extra mooring from stern to shore, then cleaning ship

8:50am: Hands cleaning ship & handling stores etc. from SYRA ferry, Trawler 1777

10:00am: Court of inquiry sitting on board

1:30pm: Hands to Make and Mend

3:30pm: Duty Watch as requisite securing Trawler & discharging her stores for Resident Naval Officer

5:30pm: Finished discharging Trawler

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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6 October 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship

9:45am: Divine service attended on board HMS SKIRMISHER – Chaplain THESEUS conducting

10:15am: Working party supplied to HEROIC to discharge stores for Resident Naval Officer

2:00pm: Working party from HEROIC finished work

4:30pm: Funeral Party landed to attend burial of Corporal C. W. Moore Royal Air Force

5:00pm: Arrivals: SENTINEL, HEROIC, HOPE, LIVERPOOL

6:00pm: Departures: HOPE, HEROIC

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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7 October 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

8:00am: 48 hours leave granted to 1st part of Port Watch

8:50am: Hands employed refitting lifts etc. aloft & painting on upper deck

10:00am: Court of Inquiry sitting

1:15pm: Hands employed refitting aloft & painting on upper deck

2:00pm: AZALEA unmoored & towed to berth

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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8 October 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

8:50am: Hands employed refitting gear from aloft & painting on deck

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

5:00pm: Arrivals: RED and SLIP (French)

6:00pm: Departures: SENTINEL

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

10:30pm: Resumed Wireless Telegraphy guard as required by Senior Naval Officer (LIVERPOOL)

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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9 October 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

1:55am: Three explosions followed by fire on South Quay

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

8:50am: Hands employed painting Seamen’s heads & painting on Mess Deck

1:15pm: Hands employed working party by Resident Naval Officer

3:00pm: Thermometers 347 (air) and 344 (wet bulb) Hicks, placed for storage during refit to house on bridge.

5:00pm: Arrivals: Nil

6:00pm: Departures: LIVERPOOL

6:00pm: HM Torpedo Boat Destroyer MARTIN secured alongside

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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10 October 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

8:50am: Hands employed as working party for Resident Naval Officer, handling bonded stores

10:15am: Court of Inquiry sitting

11:00am: Dockyard employees commenced refit in Engine Room Department

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

5:00pm: Arrivals: FORESIGHT (flying flag of Commander-in-Chief), HOPE, NORTHESK

6:00pm: Departures: FORESIGHT (with Commander-in-Chief), HOPE, and LEMNOS (Greek)

7:30pm: Received 50 tons of oil fuel from HMS MARTIN

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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11 October 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: Dockyard party working in Engine Room & on upper deck

8:15am: Hands employed as working party for Resident Naval Officer working with bonded stores ashore & refitting on upper deck

10:00am: Court of Inquiry sitting

11:00am: Working party returned from shore – work completed

1:15pm: Hands employed rigging purchase on after derrick for hoisting weights out of Engine Room & as requisite on upper deck

4:00pm: Arrivals: SHARK, Trawler 1777.

7:00pm: Trawler 1777 secured alongside port side.

7:45pm: Hands employed clearing ferry trawler of stores, etc.

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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12 October 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands stowing stores from ferry

7:00am: Dockyard party working in Engine Room & upper deck

8:15am: Hands cleaning ship

10:00am: Court of Inquiry sitting

1:15pm: Hands to Make and Mend

3:00pm: Discharged 3 Short Seaplanes to RIVIEngine Room Artificer

5:00pm: Arrivals: RIVIEngine Room Artificer, French - ASIE

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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13 October 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship

9:30am: Divisions & Prayers - rounds

10:00am: "B" division 8 Motor Lorries made fast alongside

4:00pm: Received 50 tons of fresh water from lighter

5:00pm: Arrivals: B division (of 8 Motor launches)

6:00pm: Departures: French - ASIE, RIVIEngine Room Artificer

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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14 October 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: Dockyard party working in Engine Room & upper deck

8:50am: Hands employed refitting & as requisite

9:00am: B division of Motor Lorries left

1:15pm: Hands employed as working party for Resident Naval Officer at bonded stores on shore

5:00pm: H.M.A.S. PARRAMATTA secured alongside

5:00pm: Arrivals: 2 Greek Torpedo Boat Destroyers

6:00pm: Departures: B Division of Motor launches

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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15 October 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: Dockyard party working in Engine Room & on upper deck

8:50am: Hands employed refitting & as requisite

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

2:00pm: Commander Waterer Royal Navy joined ship as commanding officer [Philip Hyde Waterer]

5:00pm: Hoisted Motorboat 104 from S.S.RIO BLANCO received for ships use from Portsmouth dockyard

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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16 October 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: Dockyard party working in Engine Room & on upper deck

8:50am: Hands employed refitting lifts, etc. & as requisite

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

5:00pm: Arrivals: Nil

6:00pm: Departures: SKIRMISHER

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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17 October 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: Dockyard party working in Engine Room & on upper deck

8:00am: Hands employed taking in coal for ship’s use, cleaning new motorboat & as requisite

12:00pm: Received 29 tons coal

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:00pm: HMS TRIBUNE secured alongside to discharge gun

5:00pm: Arrivals: TRIBUNE (flying pendant of Captain Destroyers)

6:00pm: Departures: TRIBUNE

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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18 October 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: Dockyard party working in Engine Room & on upper deck

8:50am: Hands employed as working party for Resident Naval Officer ashore, remainder shipping cross beams on hold

11:00am: Working party finished work ashore

1:15pm: Hands employed refitting standing rigging & as requisite

5:00pm: Arrivals: Trawler 294

6:00pm: Hands employed clearing SYRA ferry & Trawler 294 of mails & stores

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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19 October 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: Dockyard party working in Engine Room & on upper deck

8:50am: Hands cleaning ship

11:00am: Dockyard party stopped work for the day

2:00pm: Hands to Make and Mend

5:00pm: Arrivals: LAFAYETTE (French)

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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20 October 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship

9:30am: Divisions & Prayers, rounds

5:00pm: Arrivals: SPIRAEA, ABASSICH, PARRAMATTA

6:00pm: Departures: LAFAYETTE (French), PARRAMATTA

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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21 October 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: Dockyard party working in Engine Room & on upper deck

8:50am: Hands employed refitting standing rigging & as requisite

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

2:30pm: HMS BRISK secured alongside

5:00pm: Arrivals: BRISK

6:00pm: Departures: PARRAMATTA

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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22 October 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: Dockyard party working in Engine Room & on upper deck

7:30am: HMS BRISK shifted alongside starboard side

8:00am: Working party landed at bonded store for duty with Resident Naval Officer

8:50am: Remainder of hands employed refitting standing rigging

11:00am: Lowered & brought into use 2nd Motorboat

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Read Warrant No. 44

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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23 October 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: Dockyard party working in Engine Room & on upper deck

8:50am: Hands employed refitting standing rigging, remainder covering hold & as requisite

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:00pm: Hoisted 1st motorboat for overhaul

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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24 October 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: Dockyard party working in Engine Room & on upper deck

8:50am: Hands employed refitting and painting & covering hold

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

2:00pm: Magazine flooding arrangements tested

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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25 October 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: Dockyard party working in Engine Room & on upper deck

8:50am: Hands employed refitting (and tarring down) standing rigging as requisite

10:00am: Sheer legs alongside to lift crankshaft etc. from Engine Room to lighter

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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26 October 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: Dockyard party working in Engine Room & on upper deck

8:50am: Ship’s company exercised at Fire Stations

9:00am: Hands employed as working party for Resident Naval Officer ashore & cleaning ship

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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27 October 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship

9:30am: Divisions & Prayers - rounds

5:00pm: Arrivals: HEROIC

6:00pm: Departures: HEROIC

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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28 October 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: Dockyard party working in Engine Room & on upper deck

8:50am: Hands air bedding, then as working party for Resident Naval Officer ashore, & refitting as requisite on upper deck, side party working overside

1:15pm: Working party, side party & refitting party as in forenoon

5:00pm: Arrivals: Torpedo Boat 18

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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29 October 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: Dockyard party working in Engine Room & on upper deck

8:50am: Hands employed side party overside, remainder refitting as requisite

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

2:00pm: Division of 10 Motor launches secured alongside port side

5:00pm: Arrivals: Trawler 294, Division of Motor Lorries

6:00pm: Departures: Trawler 294

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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30 October 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: Dockyard party working in Engine Room & on upper deck

8:50am: Hands employed - Guard supplied to Resident Naval Officer for duty on new bonded store, remainder scraping around upper deck as requisite

11:00am: Lieutenant MacQueen Royal Navy Reserve joined ship & Vice Lieutenant Thomson

1:15pm: Side party etc. as in forenoon

5:00pm: Arrivals: Division of 6 Trawlers

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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31 October 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: Dockyard party working in Engine Room & on upper deck

8:50am: Hands employed side party overside, guard on bonded store ashore, refitting & painting

10:00am: HMS LARNE secured alongside

1:15pm: Side party & refitting party employed as in forenoon

6:00pm: Received 48 tons of oil fuel from HMS LARNE

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1918


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Log Title Page – November 1918

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Log Title Page – November 1918

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Log Page – Instruments – Barometer – Thermometer Air/Sea


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1 November 1918

Moored both Anchors – Stern fast to Quay’

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: Dockyard party working in Engine Room & on upper deck

8:00am: Division of 8 Motor launches cast off & proceeded to sea

8:50am: Hands employed guard at new Bonded Store (by order of Resident Naval Officer), remainder side party & scraping & refitting on upper deck

1:15pm: Hands received Monthly Payment then employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: Trawler 1180

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

7:00pm: Hands employed to clear ferry trawler of stores etc.

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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2 November 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

8:40am: Ship’s company exercised at Fire Quarters then hands employed cleaning ship

2:00pm: Hands to Make and Mend

5:00pm: Arrivals: Nil

6:00pm: Departures: MARTIN

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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3 November 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

9:30am: Divisions & Prayers - rounds

10:00am: Church Party landed to attend Divine Service conducted by Bishop of London at Athens

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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4 November 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: Dockyard working party employed in tanks in Engine Room & on upper deck

8:50am: Hands employed side party overside, remainder painting skiff on deck & refitting as requisite

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:00pm: Relieved from guard on Bonded store by HMS LARNE

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

7:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Motorboat

9:00pm: One deserter (absent since 25/10/18) having been apprehended by Greek authorities, was brought aboard under escort

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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5 November 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: Dockyard working party chipping in tanks & working in Engine Room & on upper deck

8:50am: Hands employed side party overside, remainder refitting as requisite

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Arrivals: French ship

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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6 November 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: Dockyard working party employed chipping tanks in Engine Room & on upper deck

8:50am: Hands employed side party overside, remainder refitting gear as requisite

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

5:00pm: Arrivals: Nil

6:00pm: Departures: French ship

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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7 November 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: Dockyard working party employed chipping in tanks & working in Engine Room & on upper deck

8:50am: Hands employed side party overside, remainder refitting as requisite

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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8 November 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: On account of Public Holiday no Dockyard working party on board

8:50am: Hands employed side party overside, remainder shipping davits after overhaul & as requisite

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Lieutenant Thomson Royal Navy Reserve discharged to HMS FOLKESTONE

5:00pm: Arrivals: HEROIC, Trawler 1776

6:00pm: Departures: HEROIC

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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9 November 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Trawler 1776 alongside, Hands employed clearing stores from ferry

7:00am: Dockyard working party resumed work in tanks & working in Engine Room & on upper deck

8:50am: Ship’s company exercised at Fire Stations & Abandon ship Stations - Hands employed cleaning ship & stowing provisions from ferry

1:00pm: Dockyard working party stopped work for the day – Hands to Make and Mend

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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10 November 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

9:30am: Divisions & Prayers - rounds

10:00am: Greek proclamation service attended by two officers

5:00pm: Arrivals: PEONY

6:00pm: Departures: PEONY, NORTHESK

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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11 November 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: Dockyard working party employed chipping in tanks & working in Engine Room & on upper deck

8:50am: Hands employed side party overside, remainder refitting as requisite

2:00pm: Ship’s company to Make and Mend

5:00pm: Arrivals: Motor Lorries 509 & 527

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

7:30pm: Landed patrol

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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12 November 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: Dockyard working party employed in tanks & in Engine Room & on upper deck

8:50am: Hands employed side party overside, refitting party as requisite on upper deck, remainder stowing ammunition

12:00pm: Pumped form forepeak 6 Tons fresh water

2:00pm: Hands to Make and Mend

5:00pm: Arrivals: French LAFAYETTE, HMS LOBELIA

6:00pm: Departures: Motor Lorries 509 and 527

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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13 November 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: Dockyard working party in tanks & working in Engine Room & on upper deck

8:50am: Hands employed side party overside, remainder refitting

12:00pm: Fresh water – 14 tons remaining on 12th – expended cleaning tank – pumped from forepeak 8 tons

2:00pm: Hands to Make and Mend

5:00pm: Arrivals: BIARRITZ

6:00pm: Departures: French & LAFAYETTE

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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14 November 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: Dockyard working party chipping in tanks & working in Engine Room & on upper deck

8:50am: Hands employed working party ashore at bonded store, remainder turning out & lowering 1st Motorboat, then as requisite

12:00pm: Pumped fresh water – 7 tons from forepeak

1:15pm: Hands employed overhauling torpedos & packing them for shipment

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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15 November 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: Dockyard working party employed chipping in tanks & working in Engine Room & on upper deck

8:50am: Hands employed loading lifeboat with breakers for shipment & as requisite

1:15pm: Hands employed as working party at Bonded Store ashore & drawing stores for ship

5:00pm: Arrivals: HEROIC, FORESTER, 2 Italian Motor Lorries

6:00pm: Departures: HEROIC

6:00pm: Duty Watch employed taking in stores

8:30pm: Landed patrol

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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16 November 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: Dockyard working party employed chipping in tanks & working in Engine Room & on upper deck

8:50am: Ship’s company exercised at Fire stations

9:00am: Hands employed working party for Resident Naval Officer discharging ferry trawler, remainder cleaning ship

1:15pm: Hands to Make and Mend

5:00pm: Arrivals: Trawler 1795, HORNET

6:00pm: Departures: Trawler 1795

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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17 November 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

9:00am: Church Party landed to attend Divine Service at Athens

10:30am: Divisions & Prayers - rounds

4:00pm: HMS FORESTER and HORNET secured alongside Port side

5:00pm: Arrivals: Trawler 298, KHARKI

6:00pm: Departures: Trawler 298

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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18 November 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship & getting up ammunition

7:00am: Dockyard working party employed chipping in tanks & working in Engine Room & on upper deck

8:50am: Hands employed getting up ammunition

1:15pm: Hands employed loading lighter with ammunition for storage in Salamis Arsenal during docking

3:00pm: Received 90 tons oil fuel from HMS HORNET

5:00pm: Arrivals: Nil

6:00pm: Departures: BRISK, KHARKI

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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19 November 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: Dockyard working party employed in Engine Room & on upper deck

8:15am: Working party left to draw stores

8:30am: Funeral Party of 12 men and one officer attended burial of officer from S.S. MESOPOTAMIA

8:50am: Remaining hands getting up ammunition

1:15pm: Hands employed as working party for stores & getting up torpedos

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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20 November 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: Dockyard working party employed chipping in tanks & working in Engine Room & on upper deck

8:50am: Hands employed drawing stores, scraping decks & as requisite

1:00pm: Received 43 tons drinking water – 40 tons boiler water – 32 tons in forepeak

1:10pm: Trawler 326 secured alongside to starboard

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

5:00pm: Arrivals: Trawler 324

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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21 November 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: Dockyard working party employed chipping in tanks & working in Engine Room & on upper deck

8:50am: Hands employed side party overside, remainder scraping decks – working party from Royal Air Force lent to Resident Naval Officer

11:00am: HMS LARNE secured alongside

12:00pm: Fresh Water expended – 7 tons for ship – 6 tons for FORESTER

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon & loading lighter with stores for shipment

2:00pm: Royal Air Force working party for Resident Naval Officer

5:00pm: Arrivals: PEONY

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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22 November 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: Dockyard working party employed chipping in tanks & working in Engine Room & on upper deck

8:50am: Hands employed clearing lighter of canteen stores & as requisite

10:00am: Sheer legs alongside to replace crank

12:00pm: fresh water expended – 8 tons for ship – 2 tons for LARNE

1:15pm: Hands employed scraping decks & refitting as requisite

5:00pm: Arrivals: Trawler 1795

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

10:00pm: Dockyard party in Engine Room continued work until midnight

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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23 November 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: Dockyard working party employed chipping in tanks & working in Engine Room & on upper deck

8:00am: Trawler 1195 secured alongside to ship stores

8:40am: Ship’s company exercised at Fire stations

8:50am: Hands cleaning ship

12:00pm: Fresh water expended – 2 tons for LARNE

1:15pm: Hands to Make and Mend

5:00pm: Working party of Seamen Stokers and Royal Air Force employed loading stores to BIARRITZ

5:00pm: Arrivals: Trawler 1195

6:00pm: Departures: Trawler 1795, Trawler 1195.

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

10:10pm: Working Party returned from BIARRITZ

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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24 November 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship

9:30am: Celebration of Holy Communion in turning shelter (Rev. Emling conducting)

10:00am: Divisions & Prayers

12:00pm: Fresh water expended – 4 tons to LARNE

4:00pm: Evening Quarters - Read Warrant No. 45

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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25 November 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: Dockyard working party employed chipping in tanks & working in Engine Room & on upper deck

8:50am: Hands employed guard landed at Bonded Store (by order of Resident Naval Officer), remainder overside chipping & painting

12:00pm: Fresh water expended – 10 tons to FORESTER

1:15pm: Hands employed drawing stores from GLEN BRIDGE

5:00pm: Hands hoisting in & stowing stores

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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26 November 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:00am: Hands singling up after moorings

8:00am: Hove short

8:55am: Unmoored. Proceeded to dry dock – Tugs ATLAS & ATHOVOS assisting – harbour pilot M. Loussa directing

9:30am: Anchors aweigh

10:15am: Cast off tugs – docking pilot M. Frascalati directing

10:45am: Secured in No. 1 dry dock

11:30am: Commenced pumping out dock

1:15pm: Hands employed reeling up wires & clearing decks generally

2:00pm: Funeral Party landed (by order of Resident Naval Officer)

2:20pm: Ship took the blocks

3:00pm: Dockyard employees cleaning ship’s bottom

4:30pm: Dock empty

5:00pm: Arrivals: ASPHODEL

6:00pm: Departures: ASPHODEL

6:30pm: Bilge keel port side amidship found damaged

7:00pm: Let fires die out in main boilers

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: No fires in main boiler


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27 November 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:30am: Upper deck party assisted by working party from Royal Air Force employed landing cables in dock for survey

7:00am: Dockyard working party employed cementing in tanks & working in Engine Room & on upper deck

8:00am: Labourers employed cleaning ship’s hull & painting same, preparing to unship propeller & to lift rudder & stuffing off damaged bilge keel & angle irons

1:15pm: Hands & Royal Air Force working party employed as in forenoon

5:00pm: Dockyard working party ceased work for the night

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: No fires in main boiler


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28 November 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:30am: Hands employed landing cables in dock for survey – working party from Royal Air Force assisting

8:50am: Hands employed as above

9:00am: Dockyard working party employed in tanks & working in Engine Room & on upper deck, overside painting etc.

10:20am: All cable landed

1:15pm: Spare bower landed in dock – Hands employed surveying cable & cleaning out chain locker

4:00pm: Rudder lifted by jack to inspect bearings

5:00pm: Arrivals: Greek HYDRA.

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: No fires in main boiler


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29 November 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:30am: Hands cleaning out chain locker & cleaning shackles & pins etc of cable in dock

7:00am: Dockyard working party employed in tanks & working in Engine Room & on upper deck

8:50am: Hands employed & as requisite – working party from Royal Air Force drawing stores

11:00am: Dockyard working party overhauling rudder bolts etc & repairing damaged bilge keel

1:15pm: Hands employed painting out chain lockers & surveying cable

2:00pm: Royal Air Force working party drawing stores

5:00pm: Arrivals: REINDEER, Trawler 1772

6:00pm: Departures: REINDEER, Greek ship

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: No fires in main boiler


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30 November 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:30am: Hands employed surveying cables, painting chain lockers & as requisite

7:00am: Dockyard working party employed in tanks & working in Engine Room & on upper deck

9:00am: Dockyard working party repairing bilge keel & unshipping propeller

12:00pm: Tail shaft withdrawn & propeller unshipped

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

2:30pm: 47 Ratings joined ship from England, as reliefs

5:00pm: Arrivals: HEROIC

6:00pm: Departures: HEROIC

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: No fires in main boiler


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1918


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Log Title Page – December 1918

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Log Page – Instruments – Barometer – Thermometer Air/Sea


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1 December 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: Dockyard working party resumed work on deck, in Engine Room & in Dry dock

8:50am: Hands employed surveying cable, & scraping & painting overside

2:00pm: Hands to Make and Mend

4:00pm: Tail shaft and propeller shipped

5:00pm: Arrivals: Greek Sloop

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

7:00pm: Lit fires in one boiler

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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2 December 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

2:00am: Raising steam in one boiler

6:30am: Hands employed as requisite & cleaning on upper deck

7:00am: Greek working party employed on upper deck & in Engine Room & on dock

8:50am: Hands employed stowing cables & holystoning decks

10:00am: Captain Harrop Royal Air Force discharged to Malta: taking passage in Greek KILKIS

1:00pm: Monthly payment made to Ship’s company

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Both cables stowed, bowers & spare anchor hoisted & secured

5:00pm: Arrivals: ARCHER, DIAMOND (with M. Venizelos.)

6:00pm: Departures: Greek KILKIS.

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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3 December 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:30am: Hands cleaning up decks & returning gear from dock

7:00am: Dockyard working party employed on upper deck & in Engine Room & on dock

8:50am: Hands employed scraping & holystoning decks & as requisite

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

2:00pm: Dockyard parties completed repairs to bilge keel & gave ship second coat paint below waterline

5:00pm: Arrivals: ANEMONE, DUCHESS OF NORFOLK, DUCHESS OF RICHMOND

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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4 December 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:30am: Hands cleaning up decks & preparing to leave dock

7:00am: Dockyard working party employed on upper deck & in Engine Room & finishing painting of ship’s hull below water line

9:35am: Commenced to flood dock

10:10am: Ship afloat – Draught Fore: 13’10” Aft: 15’0”

11:00am: Secured ship to dock temporarily on account of weather

2:30pm: Stations for mooring

2:45pm: Hove out of dock: docking pilot Frascalati directing, tugs STRATEGOS TURR & ATLAS assisting

3:05pm: Cleared dock, harbour pilot Loussa directing

3:10pm: In hauling between buoys off dry dock entrance outer buoy passed along starboard side of ship

& touched propeller – inspection showed no damage to blade

4:00pm: Towed to berth, anchor used in manoeuvering owing to strength of wind

5:30pm: Moored stern to quay: both anchors down

6:00pm: Moored 5 shackles Port, 3 Starboard & stern to Quay – Inner harbour near Timber Wharf

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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5 December 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:30am: Hands cleaning up decks & hoisting 1st motorboat for repairs to damaged rudder

7:00am: Dockyard working party employed on upper deck & in Engine Room

8:50am: Hands employed turning in & landing motorboat, then cleaning decks & preparing to paint ship

1:15pm: Hands employed rigging stages overside & as requisite

6:00pm: Temporary Surgeon Rae Royal Navy: left (by Greek destroyer) for England on leave

9:00pm: Boats in use – Nil

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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6 December 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: Dockyard working party employed on upper deck & in Engine Room

8:00am: Hands employed painting aloft & overside

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

5:00pm: Arrivals: Nil

6:00pm: Departures: FORESTER

9:00pm: Boats in use – Nil

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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7 December 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:30am: Hands painting ship

7:00am: Dockyard working party employed on upper deck & in Engine Room

8:50am: Hands employed as above

1:00pm: Received 55 tons oil fuel from HMS ARCHER

1:15pm: Hands to make and Mend

5:00pm: Arrivals: Trawler 1182

6:00pm: Departures: DUCHESS OF RICHMOND, DUCHESS OF NORFOLK, DIAMOND, with M. Venizelos

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat (pm)

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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8 December 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship

8:50am: Letters from H.M. the King and Admiralty read to ship's company: followed by Articles of War & Court Martial returns

10:00am: Hands employed painting ship

1:15pm: Hands to Make and Mend

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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9 December 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:30am: Hands painting ship

7:00am: Dockyard working party employed on upper deck & in Engine Room

8:50am: Hands painting ship

1:15pm: Hands painting ship

5:00pm: Arrivals: Greek PASARA

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

7:00pm: Ammunition lighter secured alongside for return of explosives from arsenal during refit

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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10 December 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: Dockyard working party employed on upper deck & in Engine Room

8:50am: Hands employed painting overside & funnel & loading ammunition

1:00pm: Received 30 tons fresh water for Forepeak

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Finished embarking ammunition

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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11 December 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: Dockyard working party employed on upper deck & in Engine Room

8:00am: Trawler 1776 alongside – hands clearing Trawler of stores

8:50am: Hands employed painting on upper deck & taking stores from ferry

1:00pm: Expended 8 tons fresh water from Fore Peak

1:15pm: Hands painting ship

5:00pm: Arrivals: Trawler 1776

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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12 December 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: Dockyard working party employed on upper deck & in Engine Room

8:50am: Hands employed painting ship around upper deck

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

2:00pm: Surgeon Lieutenant Roberts Royal Navy joined ship for duty

5:00pm: Arrivals: Trawler 50

6:00pm: Departures: Trawler 1776

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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13 December 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship, uncovering hold & making cargo net

7:00am: Dockyard working party employed on upper deck & in Engine Room

8:50am: Hands employed making cargo net & cleaning up hold

1:00pm: received 34 tons fresh water for tank – 6 tons for Fore Peak

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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14 December 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship - HMS ARCHER cast off from starboard side

7:00am: Dockyard working party employed on upper deck & in Engine Room

8:50am: Hands employed making cargo net & as requisite

9:00am: Trawler 295 alongside port side

11:20am: 42 Ratings left ship: discharged to home depot on relief.

2:00pm: Hands to Make and Mend

5:00pm: Arrivals: HEROIC (with Prince Nichlas of Romania) & Trawler 292

6:00pm: Departures: HEROIC and Trawler 50

7:00pm: HMS REDPOLE secured alongside starboard side

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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15 December 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: Dockyard working party employed on upper deck & in Engine Room

8:00am: Trawler 292 alongside to embark mails etc. & proceeded

9:30am: Divisions & Prayers

1:00pm: Expended 3 tons fresh water for REDPOLE

3:00pm: Starboard after bollards split & later foremast pillar carried away.

4:00pm: Hands employed shifting stern moorings from after bollard to midship ones on both sides & laying out extra stern moorings

6:00pm: Port after bollards split across bedding

7:00pm: Set Anchor Watch

8:00pm: Arrivals: Greek Hospital Ship

9:00pm: Departures: Trawler 292

11:00pm: Negative Anchor Watch

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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16 December 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: Dockyard working party employed on upper deck & in Engine Room

8:50am: Hands remooring aft & cleaning up mooring wires

1:15pm: Hands employed painting boats & refitting gear on upper deck as requisite

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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17 December 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: Dockyard working party employed on upper deck & in Engine Room

8:50am: Hands employed renewing gear on derrick, refitting generally, Ordinary Seamen at Training Class

11:00am: Main engines tested at slow speed ahead & astern – Moorings tended

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

5:00pm: Arrivals: ASPHODE

6:00pm: Departures: ASPHODEL

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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18 December 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:30am: Hands uncovering hold, preparing to load Naval Stores Office stores for Constantinople

7:00am: Dockyard working party employed on upper deck & in Engine Room

8:50am: Hands employed loading from lighter

11:00am: S.S. WINFIELD alongside to starboard

1:00pm: Received 28 tons in fresh water tank – 17 tons feed water

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

2:00pm: Received 140 tons oil fuel (Persian) from REDPOLE

3:00pm: HMS REDPOLE alongside to port

5:00pm: Read Warrant No. 46.

5:50pm: Ceased work for the night

6:00pm: Arrivals: French Torpedo Boat, 3 USA Support Craft

6:30pm: Departures: Nil

7:00pm: 6 Ratings discharged to depot (England) proceeded by Greek ferry.

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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19 December 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:30am: Hands uncovering hold & as requisite

7:00am: Dockyard working party employed on upper deck & in Engine Room

8:00am: S.S. WINFIELD cast off & shifted berth

8:45am: Hands employed loading stores from lighter

10:00am: REDPOLE left for Salamis

12:25pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: REDPOLE returned with supply of oil fuel

5:00pm: Lighter with Bonded & canteen stores from WINFIELD secured alongside to starboard

8:00pm: Ceased work for the night

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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20 December 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:30am: Hands resumed loading lighters

7:00am: Dockyard working party employed on upper deck & in Engine Room

10:00am: HMS ARCHER alongside port side

12:00pm: Expended 6 tons fresh water for ARCHER & 6 tons for ship

1:15pm: Hands loading ship from lighters

5:00pm: Arrivals: Trawler 2670

6:00pm: Departures: REDPOLE

6:00pm: Ceased work for the night

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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21 December 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:30am: Hands resumed loading ship from lighter, also clearing ferry trawler

7:00am: Dockyard working party employed on upper deck & in Engine Room

1:15pm: Duty Watch continued loading ship from lighter, special leave to non Duty Watch

4:50pm: Duty Watch ceased work for the night

5:00pm: Arrivals: Nil

6:00pm: Departures: Trawler 2670

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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22 December 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:30am: Hands uncovering hold etc.

7:45am: Resumed work loading from lighters

12:00pm: Received 45 tons fresh water in tank & 20 tons feed water

2:00pm: HMS ARCHER unmoored from port side

5:00pm: Arrivals: Chile & French ship

6:00pm: Departures: French ship

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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23 December 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:30am: Hands uncovering hold & as requisite

7:00am: Dockyard working party employed on upper deck & in Engine Room

7:45am: Hands resumed loading from lighters

1:15pm: Hands resumed loading from lighters

3:30pm: Landed Funeral Party in accordance with Resident Naval Officer’s orders.

4:30pm: Ceased work for the night

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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24 December 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:30am: Exercised ship’s company at Fire Stations, afterwards resumed loading from lighters

7:00am: Dockyard working party employed on upper deck & in Engine Room

9:30am: Till 11:00am - Court of Inquiry sitting

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon assisted by Greek working party

5:00pm: Ceased work for the night - HMS ARCHER alongside to starboard

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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25 December 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: No Dockyard working party employed on board today

9:30am: Divisions & Prayers - Rounds

10:00am: Pipe down

10:30am: Church of England and Roman Catholics attended Christmas service at Athens and Peiraeus respectively

1:30pm: Special leave from 1:30pm

2:30pm: HMS ARCHER unmoored and proceeded

5:00pm: Arrivals: Nil

6:00pm: Departures: ARCHER

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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26 December 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

7:30am: Hands resumed loading from lighters

8:00am: Dockyard working party employed on upper deck & in Engine Room

1:00pm: Hands to make and Mend – Negative upper deck Duty Watch

2:00pm: Duty Watch employed loading petrol in petrol tanks & on upper deck

4:45pm: Ceased work for the night

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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27 December 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

7:00am: Trawler 1777 alongside to starboard

7:30am: Hands employed clearing trawler, then loading from lighters and stowing & securing cargo

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon & hoisting boats as opportunity offered

4:30pm: Ceased work for the night

5:00pm: Arrivals: Trawler 1777 and 4 Motor Lorries

6:00pm: Departures: Trawler 1777

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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28 December 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:30am: Hands employed loading from lighters

7:00am: Dockyard working party employed on upper deck & in Engine Room

10:00am: 2 Motor Lorries(158 & 428) alongside to receive petrol from stores from Naval Stores Office on upper deck

1:05pm: Resumed loading with Blue watch of upper deck

2:00pm: 2 Motor lorries (bodies and chassis) hoisted and stowed: and 2 masts complete with derrick from JONQUIL hoisted to flying deck

4:30pm: Ceased work for the night

6:00pm: Died at Syra: Greece of pneumonia following influenza: William Mathieson Morton, Temporary Engineer Lieutenant Royal Navy

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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29 December 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

6:30am: Hands employed loading ship from lighter, washing down decks, covering hold & securing for sea generally

1:15pm: Duty Watch employed preparing ship for sea

3:00pm: Lit fires in 2nd & 3rd boilers

4:30pm: Ceased work for the night

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in all boilers


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30 December 1918

Peiraeus (Piraeus)

Peiraeus to Mudros

Lat 37.94, Long 23.64

7:30am: Hands unmooring ship

10:00am: Weighed & proceeded down harbour – pilot Loussa directing

10:30am: Passed Breakwater – dropped pilot

10:35am: Passed Gate vessel

11:00am: Proceeded on engine trial down swept channel towards Phleva

12:35pm: Slowed for anchorage

12:40pm: Stop

12:50pm: Anchored off Peiraeus Breakwater in 16 fathoms with 6 shackles

1:30pm: Ship’s company exercised Abandon Ship then securing for sea

3:30pm: Hove short

3:45pm: Weighed and proceeded

3:55pm: Passed gate – speed 60 revolutions – proceeded down swept channel – streamed Log

4:21pm: Passed out of swept channel – Set Course S 31 E – Log 14.3

6:12pm: Log 23.6 – Altered course S 58 E

7:32pm: Altered course S 63 E

8:39pm: Altered course N 49 E – Log 50.6 – Thermi Channel

9:34pm: Altered course N 84 E – Log 59.0

11:15pm: Altered course N 5 E

11:38pm: Altered course N 2 E – Doro Channel


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31 December 1918

Peiraeus to Mudros & at Mudros

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

12:28am: Altered course N 22 E

12:50am: Signalled HMS PHAETON bound to Southward

12:55am: Altered course N 16 E – Log 93

5:38am: Lithari Light abeam at 13 1/2 miles – Log 143.3

6:09am: Altered course N 17 W

7:00am: Watch cleaning ship & as requisite

10:55am: Altered course N 60 E – Log 98.6

1:30pm: Entered swept channel – Course as requisite

2:00pm: Passed gate vessels

2:10pm: East pass buoys – reduced speed

2:20pm: Stop

2:30pm: Anchored with port anchor & 4 shackles in 7 fathoms

3:00pm: Let fires die out

3:30pm: Hands as requisite on entering harbour

4:30pm: Ceased work for the night

8:00pm: Boats in use: 2nd Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler

Peiraeus Trials:


AM:

Steaming time 1 hour 30 minutes



Distance 15 miles


PM:

Steaming time 0 hours 40 minutes



Distance 7 miles

Peiraeus to Mudros:


Steaming time 22 hours 35 minutes


Distance 220 miles


Average speed 9.7 knots


Current Adverse – 5 miles


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LOG BOOK – JANUARY 1ST TO DECEMBER 20TH 1919


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Log Book Cover – Dated 1 January 1919 to 20 December 1919

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Log Book Cover – Dated 1 January 1919 to 20 December 1919

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Log Page – Ship’s Specifications – Tonnage, Engines, Boilers, Propellers

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Log Page – Directions for Weather

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Log Page – Instruments – Barometer – Thermometer Air/Sea – Armament – Boats – Miscellaneous.


THE VOYAGES OF HMS ARK ROYAL 1919

JP map Ark Royal 1919

LOGS FOR JANUARY 1919


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1 January 1919

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:00am: Hands employed preparing to discharge Royal Air Force stores

7:00am: Turned in whaler

8:00am: Breakfast & clean

8:50am: Seamen employed 1 sailmaking, 2 refitting, 4 in whaler, remainder getting up bodies of motor carrier

11:10am: Lowered starboard whaler

1:00pm: Royal Air Force mustered for Monthly payment

1:45pm: Lieutenant Nelson and one stoker: discharged to KARAPARA

4:00pm: Read warrants 47, 48, 49, 50: two prisoners in cells


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2 January 1919

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:30am: Hands employed covering hold, 7 cleaning ship

8:15am: HMS LIVERPOOL arrived

8:50am: Seamen employed painting & refitting – Royal Air Force getting up stores

4:00pm: Boat lighter secured alongside

4:45pm: Seamen employed coaling ship

5:50pm: Finished coaling – received 8 tons

5:55pm: 1st whaler hoisted

6:05pm: Main hold covered


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3 January 1919

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:30am: Hands scrub coaling suits

7:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7:35am: Oiler KHARKI secured alongside port side

8:00am: Breakfast

8:50am: Both Watches for exercise fall in – Hands employed securing ship for sea

11:30am: Hands to dinner

11:50am: Provision lighter alongside

12:45pm: Hands employed provisioning

1:00pm: Oiler KHARKI cast off

2:00pm: Discharged one man to hospital – Major Hervey left ship

4:30pm: Finished unloading provision lighter

5:35pm: Provision lighter cast off

6:45pm: Lighter with Aviation stores cast off


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4 January 1919

Port Mudros and at sea to Constantinople

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

7:10am: HMS HORNET out

7:20am: HMS RIFLEMAN & PEONY & Transport CAPERIA arrived

8:50am: Seamen employed cleaning ship & storing & covering hold

9:20am: 1 Wireless Telegraphy rating discharged to EUROPA

1:00pm: Hands preparing ship for sea

1:30pm: Captain D'arcy Royal Air Force & 2nd Lieutenant Dent discharged to Headquarters Royal Air Force

4:30pm: Hove short

4:45pm: Aweigh. Turned ship

4:50pm: Half speed 50 revolutions

5:05pm: East Pass buoy

5:15pm: Gate – 48 revolutions

5:56pm: Position and course as requisite – streamed log

6:30pm: 46 revolutions

7:30pm: Log 13.0 – altered course N 59 W

9:00pm: Altered course N 2 E - Log 25.8

9:39pm: Kastro Light: abeam: Log 30.6


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5 January 1919

At sea, Mudros to Constantinople

Lat 41.0, Long 29.0

12:40am: Log 53 – altered course N 84 E

4:35am: Cape Plaka: abeam, about 17 miles, log 79.1

6:10am: Increased to 50 revolutions

7:25am: Log 100 – altered course S 79 E

8:10am: Log 107.6 – altered course S 26 E

8:25am: Position “Z” – proceeded down swept buoyed channel

10:00am: Handed log

10:15am: Position “E” - Turned into Dardanelles steering as requisite according to orders

12:00pm: Rounded Nagara Spit.

1:05pm: Karakove Buonu

1:45pm: Gallipoli Light House

2:02pm: Buoy along Spit – course N 64 E – streamed and set log

6:24pm: Hora Burnu Light: abeam

7:10pm: Khairsis Light: abeam about 4 miles, Log 40.1 – altered course N 69 E

7:46pm: Log 45.1 – altered course N 81 E

9:00pm: Reduced to 34 revolutions

9:08pm: Kanar Adosi Light abeam at 7 kilometres


THE VOYAGES OF HMS ARK ROYAL
Operations in the Black Sea

JP map Ark Royal Black Sea

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6 January 1919

At sea and at Constantinople

Lat 41.0, Long 29.0

2:35am: Cape Stepano Light: N 65 E

5:31am: Cape Stepano Light: abeam at 5 miles, log 103.3 – turned 16 points to await daylight

5:50am: Renewed course N 81 E

6:15am: Log 142 altered course N 56 E

6:30am: Increased to 56 revolutions

6:56am: Altered course N 10 E

7:00am: Handed log – Course as requisite to make anchorage

7:35am: Proceeded at reduced speed owing to fog

8:00am: Stopped anchored in 10 Fathoms with Port anchor on 5 Shackles - Lieutenant Commander Royal Navy Reserve of HMS CAESAR directing awaiting instructions

10:30am: Hove short

10:40am: Aweigh Proceeded to Berth

1:00pm: Lieutenant Commander Royal Navy Reserve HMS CAESAR Directing – tugs ANDROS & KNIGHT ERRANT assisting

2:00pm: Moored alongside Arsenal Quay Heading to NE

4:00pm: Let fires die out in two boilers

7:00pm: Ceased work for the night

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler

 Noon 5th to Noon 6th:

   Steaming time 20hours 0 minutes – average speed 6.8 knots

   Mudros to Constantinople:

   Steaming time 1 day 15 hours 10 minutes

   Distance 283 miles – average speed 7.2 knots

   Anchorage to Berth: 2 miles


[ANDROS (ex-KNIGHT OF ST. PATRICK), hired rescue tug. Built 1885, 274grt. In service 6.15-8.22, HM Dockyard service before 1917. Sold.]


[KNIGHT ERRANT, hired patrol tug, T.10. Built 1905, 148grt. In service for short time as unarmed patrol boat, Liverpool area 29.10.14-28.11.14, then other service, tug from 16.7.15, rescue tug 1917-28.8.20.]


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7 January 1919

Constantinople

Lat 41.0, Long 29.0

6:30am: Hands employed discharging motor lorries & preparing hold for discharging Naval Stores Office stores

8:00am: Working party of 16 hands from HMS CAESAR discharging petrol

8:50am: Hands employed stowing petrol in lighters, getting up Carbide drums out of bunker & ad requisite

1:00pm: Special leave as per Rear Admiral Battleship Squadron orders till 4:00pm.

1:15pm: Hands & working party from CAESAR employed as in forenoon, working party from SKIRMISHER discharging SKIRMISHERS stores

4:20pm: Ceased work for the night – Petrol lighter shifted to clear Berth – sentries placed

5:00pm: Arrivals: Nil

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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8 January 1919

Constantinople

Lat 41.0, Long 29.0

6:30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7:30am: Working party of 30 hands & 1 Officer from LORD NELSON employed discharging petrol into

lighters & discharging Carbide from workshop to Quay

8:30am: Working Party from SKIRMISHER discharging SKIRMISHER stores

8:53am: Hands employed cleaning on lower Mess Deck – turning in boats, fitting new motorboat chocks, etc.

1:00pm: Special leave to Watch as per local Regulations

1:15pm: Hands employed on Mess Deck, turning in boats etc. for shifting ship

3:00pm: Turkish working party labour employed discharging carbide

4:00pm: Ceased work for the night

5:00pm: Arrivals: NORTHESK

6:00pm: Departures: SKIRMISHER

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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9 January 1919

Constantinople

Lat 41.0, Long 29.0

5:45am: Hands employed singling up for shifting ship

6:30am: Tugs ANDROS & KNIGHT ERRANT secured. Unmoored & proceeded Lieutenant Commander Finley directing

7:00am: Outer Gate

7:10am: Inner Gate

7:30am: Anchored in Golden Hook in 17 fathoms – starboard anchor 3 1/2 shackles

8:00am: Turkish working party of 20 men prepared hold for discharging lighters secured both sides

10:00am: Commenced discharging both sides – Hands employed cleaning up decks, refitting ropes & cleaning up Mess Deck

1:15pm: Hands employed cleaning on Mess Deck & refitting on upper deck as requisite

2:00pm: Turkish working party employed as in forenoon

3:00pm: Special leave per Rear Admiral Battleship Squadron

4:30pm: Ceased work for the night

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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10 January 1919

Constantinople

Lat 41.0, Long 29.0

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship

8:30am: Working parties resumed discharge of store both sides

8:50am: Hands employed cleaning on Mess Deck & store rooms etc. left vacant by Royal Air Force – refitting on upper deck as requisite

1:00pm: Special leave as per Rear Admiral Battleship Squadron till 5:00pm

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:30pm: Discharged two masts late JONQUIL

4:30pm: Ceased work for the night

6:00pm: Mercurial barometer reads .08 low by comparison with HMS CAESAR

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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11 January 1919

Constantinople

Lat 41.0, Long 29.0

4:15am: Lowered port anchor to bottom & veered to 2 shackles

5:30am: Hands cleaning below decks & scrubbing flying deck

8:00am: Working party resumed discharge of stores on both sides

8:50am: Hands employed cleaning & scrubbing on upper deck, Mess Deck, flats & stores, etc.

11:00am: Night lifebuoys tested

1:15pm: Hands to Make and Mend

2:00pm: Special leave as per Rear Admiral Battleship Squadron

3:00pm: Working party discharging stores

4:30pm: Stopped discharging for the night

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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12 January 1919

Constantinople

Lat 41.0, Long 29.0

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship

8:30am: Working party resumed discharging stores on both sides

9:30am: Divisions & Prayers, rounds

11:00am: Lifted port anchor

1:15pm: Working party employed discharging stores as in forenoon

2:00pm: Landed Naval Stores Office’s motorboat & dgaisha

3:00pm: Special leave as per Rear Admiral Battleship Squadron

4:30pm: Ceased work for the night

9:00pm: Boats in use – 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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13 January 1919

Constantinople and at sea to Mudros

At Sea

Lat 41.0, Long 29.0

6:15am: Hands to stations for going out of harbour

6:30am: Weighed, turned ship Tug ANDROS assisting Awaiting upper bridge to open/ Anchoring in Commercial port awaiting lower bridge

9:50am: Weighed and proceeded

10:00am: Passed lower bridge – Dismissed tugs

10:30am: Anchored in 10 1/2 fathoms with port anchor and 4 shackles

11:00am: Store working party resumed discharge of stores to tug alongsides

12:00pm: Set Wireless telegraphy watch – hands securing ship for sea

1:15pm: Oiler KHARKI alongside to starboard to supply oil – Hands employed as in forenoon. Shore working party discharging stores & cleaning up hold

3:00pm: Oiler KHARKI cast off. Received 55 tons

3:50pm: Complete all discharging

4:15pm: Hove up

4:30pm: Aweigh. Turned ship for compass deviation

5:10pm: Completed swinging – proceeded at 56 revolutions S 63 W

6:40pm: Cape Stevers Light: abeam at 3 miles

7:00pm: Log 6.5 – altered course S 82 W

9:00pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions

11:45pm: Observed Tarna Adasi Light – log S 52 W


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14 January 1919

At sea and at Mudros

Lat 40.25, Long 25.8

12:54am: Fanet Asisi Light: abeam at 6 miles - Log 60.9

2:18am: Khairses Aes Light: abeam at 3.5 miles, Log 73 – altered course S 66 W

3:00am: Hora Burnu Light: abeam at 3 miles, Log 80.3.

5:50am: Waeckbury Light

6:35am: Zuider Bonan Buoy – Log 111.8 – increased to 70 revolutions

6:50am: Altered course S 43 W

6:55am: Gallipoli Light: House - Log 114.7

7:31am: Karakova – altered course S 58 W – Log 121.5

7:40am: Kodruk Burnu

8:30am: Rounded Nagura Buoy

8:45am: Kilid Baka – Log 137.4 – altered course S 48 W - FORESTER and HORNET: Passed bound Southwest

9:00am: Kephez

9:19am: Altered course S 75 W – Log 143.9

9:43am: Position “E” – Log 148.7 – course as requisite up swept channel

10:40am: Cape Kephalo Light House - HMS RUBY: Passed bound Northeast

11:23am: Position “Z” altered course S 75 W – Log 166.9

1:00pm: HMS ACHERON: Passed

1:30pm: Cape Plaka Light House: abeam, Log 191.6

3:00pm: Altered course S 38 W

4:00pm: Altered course S 5 W

4:45pm: Altered course S 67 E

5:42pm: Position “X” –Log 243.3 – course as requisite

6:30pm: Stop. 2 Destroyers and VINDEX rounding "Y".

6:31pm: Proceeded

6:35pm: Handed log

7:00pm: Reduced to 50 revolutions

7:05pm: Gate Ship

7:15pm: East pass

7:20pm: Slow

7:30pm: Stop

7:31pm: Anchored with starboard anchor in 6 1/2 fathoms with 4 shackles

10:00pm: Let fires die out – earthed [grounded] Wireless telegraph aerials

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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15 January 1919

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship. Turned out & lowered motorboat. Preparing ship for harbour

8:50am: Hands employed turning in starboard accommodation ladder for repairs, taking off hatches fore & afters & as requisite

1:30pm: Hands employed overhauling & refitting gear as requisite

5:00pm: Arrivals: PELORUS

6:00pm: Departures: Nil

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler

 Constantinople to Mudros:

   Steaming time 1 day 1 hour 20 minutes

   Distance 261 miles

   Average speed 10.3 knots

   Current + 15 miles

   Log 37 miles in excess of distance over ground & 9.5 in distance through water


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16 January 1919

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship, turning out & lowering lifeboat

8:50am: Port watch coaling ship from lighter, remainder refitting & overhauling gear on upper deck as requisite

10:00am: Tug employed to swing ship for compass adjustments

11:15am: Finished coaling – 15 tons received

12:00pm: Completed compass adjustment

1:15pm: Hands employed refitting & overhauling gear on upper deck

4:00pm: Royal Air Force baggage and stores stowed in hold

5:00pm: Arrivals: Sub M.J.

6:00pm: Departures: GAZELLE

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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17 January 1919

Port Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship, working party drawing stores

8:50am: Divisions, Rounds, Hands employed preparing ship for sea

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:00pm: 147 Air Construction Service ratings and 3 officers joined for passage

9:00pm: Boats in use – 2nd Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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18 January 1919

Port Mudros to Suda Bay

Lat 39.6, Long 24.9

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship – hoisting & securing motorboat

8:40am: Hove short

8:46am: Anchor aweigh

8:48am: Half speed – 60 revolutions

9:15am: East passage

9:20am: Gate vessel

9:30am: Streamed log

9:40am: Koniki Light House

9:55am: Position “Y” - Log 4.3

11:55am: Position “X” altered course S 63 W – Log 14.7

12:25pm: Log 30.2 – altered course S 3 W

5:23pm: Lithari Lighthouse: abeam at 4 1/2 miles, Log 81.6

6:55pm: Sighted: Cape Pharsa Light – Log S 5 W

9:20pm: Altered course S 12 W

10:00pm: Altered course S 20 W

10:08pm: Cape Plasso Light abeam at 2 1/2 miles – Log 131.4

10:34pm: Altered course South (middle of Doro Channel)

11:10pm: Altered course South 27 W – Log 141.4


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19 January 1919

From Mudros to Suda Bay

Lat 36.0, Long 24.3

1:15am: Sighted: Cape Tenelos Light – bearing N 88 W

1:25am: Altered course S 58 W (middle of Thermi Channel)

1:54am: Cape Tamelos Light: abeam at 4 1/2 miles

1:56am: Altered course S 14 W

6:36am: Antie Milo Island: abeam at 3 miles – Log 209.9

6:45am: Altered course S 5 E – Log 211.4

7:45am: Altered course S 1 E – Log 220.4

8:09am: Ananes Rocks: abeam at 2 3/4 miles – Log 224.7

9:25am: Altered course S 2 E

2:00pm: Altered course S 41 W

2:37pm: Entered swept channel – course as per instructions in D.P.S. – handed log

3:00pm: Turned off magnetic defence

3:10pm: Gate

3:25pm: Slow

3:29pm: Stop anchored in 13 Fathoms on 5 shackles starboard cable

5:00pm: Commenced embarking Royal Air Force stores from two lighters

6:00pm: Completed loading

6:10pm: Received mail

7:50pm: Hove up

8:10pm: Aweigh. Proceeded

8:30pm: Gate vessel – Course as requisite down swept channel – streamed log – 60 revolutions

9:27pm: Cape Drepano Light: S 35 W – altered course N 35 W – Log 9.5

10:40pm: Altered course N 84 W – Log 22.2


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20 January 1919

At sea, Suda Bay to Gibraltar

Lat 35.8, Long 22.1

12:35am: Cape Spada: abeam at 3 1/2 miles - Log 44.2 – altered course N 87 W

1:09am: Stop for engine purposes – handed log

1:49am: Proceeded

2:00am: Streamed and reset log – course west

4:20am: Anti Tathere: abeam at 6 1/2 miles – Log 17.7 – altered course N 82 W

7:00am: Hands cleaning ship

9:00am: Hands employed as requisite on upper deck securing gear etc.

1:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon – uncovering hold as opportunity offered

5:25pm: Altered course N 81 W

8:00pm: Position:   Deduced Reckoning Lat: 35.8 Long: 20.7 – Course 274º Distance Log 3%

   Observed Lat: 36.0 Long: 20.7 – Course 276º Distance 66 – at 8.2 knots


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21 January 1919

At sea, Suda Bay to Gibraltar

Lat 36.0, Long 17.9

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship

8:00am: Deduced Reckoning Lat: 36.0 Long: 18.7 – Course 274º Distance 70 – Log 3%

   Observed Lat: 36.0 Long: 18.7 – Course 2721/2º Distance 102.5 – at 8.5 knots

9:00am: Altered course N 80 W

11:00am: Hands making cargo net & as requisite

12:00pm: Log reset

1:00pm: Hands as in forenoon

5:00pm: Evening Quarters – ship’s company exercised at Fire Stations & Boat Stations

5:30pm: Passed HMS FOLKESTONE steering to westward – Clock retarded 1 hour to Mid European Time

6:00pm: Altered course N 79 W

6:40pm: Deduced Reckoning Lat: 36.1 Long: 16.7 – Course 274º Distance 59 – Log 7%

   Observed Lat: 36.0 Long: 16.7 – Course 271º Distance 60 – at 9.0 knots


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22 January 1919

At sea, Suda Bay to Gibraltar

Lat 36.3, Long 13.1

3:52am: Sighted: Gozo Island Light: S 81 W, log 164.2

6:06am: Gozo Island Light: abeam at 9 miles, log 186.6, altered course N 79 W

7:00am: Hands cleaning ship

9:30am: Divisions & Prayers , Rounds

10:00am: Hands employed making cargo net & as requisite

12:00pm: Log reset

1:05pm: Log 10.7 – altered course N 86 W

4:03pm: Sighted: East end Pantallaria Island: bearing N 20 W

4:12pm: Log 39 – altered course N 50 W

6:00pm: Pantellaria: East end N 10 1/2 E: West end N 4 W

6:45pm: Log 63.2 – altered course NNW

8:52pm: San Leonards Light: abeam, Log 83

9:12pm: Altered course N 10 W – Log 86.2

9:48pm: Cape Spadello Light: N 72 W - Log 90.6

10:16pm: Altered course N 9 W

10:35pm: Sighted: Cape Bon Light: bearing N 72 W Log 99.2

12:00mid: Cape Bon Light: abeam at 25 miles, log 112.3


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23 January 1919

At sea, Suda Bay to Gibraltar

Lat 38.1, Long 10.1

6:34am: altered course N 80 W – Log 169

7:00am: Hands cleaning ship

9:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship & making cargo net

12:00pm: Log reset

1:00pm: Altered course S 89 W – Log 10

2:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

5:45pm: French Torpedo Boat passed astern steering to NW

8:00pm: Deduced Reckoning Lat: 37.9, Long 8.3

12:00pm: Altered course West


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24 January 1919

At sea, Suda Bay to Gibraltar

Lat 37.5, Long 5.3

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship

7:00am: Land: near Cape Bangaroni bearing S 14 E

8:00am: Deduced reckoning Lat: 37.5, Long 5.9 course 260 – 200 miles

9:00am: Hands employed refitting on upper deck & painting motorboats

12:00pm: Log reset

1:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon & painting hatch tarpaulins

4:00pm: Ship rolling in long NW swell

6:30pm: Sighted: Cape Bengut Light: bearing S 30 W

7:18pm: Cape Bengut Light abeam

8:00pm: Altered course N 89 W – Position “X” bearing Lat: 37.2, Long 3.7 – course 257 at 80 miles

9:00pm: Cape Matipe Light: bearing S 39 W

9:12pm: Increased to 64 revolutions

9:24pm: Sighted: Cape Cascine Light: bearing S 57 W

10:29pm: Cape Matipe Light: abeam at 20 miles – Log 109.3

11:40pm: Cape Casine Light: abeam at 18 miles – Log 121.4


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25 January 1919

At sea, Suda Bay to Gibraltar

Lat 36.7, Long 0.5

4:00am: Ship labouring. Watch securing gear on upper deck as requisite [Wind Force 7]

6:23am: Sighted: Cape Tanez Light: bearing S 35 W

8:30am: Altered course S 13 E to secure starboard boom

8:33am: Resumed course N 89 W

9:00am: Watch employed securing boats etc as requisite on upper deck

12:00pm: Log reset

1:40pm: Altered course N 86 W – Log 15.8

5:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:35pm: Altered course N 85 W

6:00pm: Clocks reset 1 hour to Greenwich Mean Time

6:40pm: Position observed Lat: 36.5, Long -0.7 – course 260 – 57 miles = 8.7 knots

11:00pm: Mesa de Rolden Light abeam


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26 January 1919

At sea and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.0, Long -4.2

12:48am: Cape De Gata Light: abeam – Log 140.8

5:46am: Alboran Light: abeam – Log 192.3

6:00am: Hands cleaning ship

8:00am: Position observed Lat: 36.2, Long -3.5 – course 262 – 189 miles = 9.1 knots

9:30am: Divisions & Prayers, Rounds

12:00pm: Log reset

12:40pm: Altered course N 77 W

4:10pm: Sighted: Gibraltar Rock South end: bearing N 65 W

4:50pm: Altered course N 68 W

6:00pm: Handed log

7:18pm: Cunopa Point: abeam at 2 miles – altered course N 20 W – reduced to 50 revolutions

7:30pm: Altered course North

7:40pm: Slow

7:50pm: Stop

8:00pm: Anchored in 19 1/2 fathoms off North entrance – 4 shackles cable

9:00pm: Finished with engines – set Anchor watch


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27 January 1919

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3


Suda Bay to Gibraltar:

   Under weigh 7 days 1 hour 40 minutes

   Stop 40 minutes

   Steaming time 7days 1 hour 0 minutes

   Distance 1.533 miles – Average speed 9.1 knots

   Total current 112 mile adverse

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship

8:00am: Hands preparing ship for going alongside

9:00am: Tug RAMBLER alongside ‘Hove up”

9:05am: Aweigh – entered harbour by Northeast – Pilot Mr. F. Kennedy directing

9:15am: Breakwater

9:30am: Alongside No. 3 Berth South Mole

9:35am: Finished engine

1:00pm: Special leave in accordance with Senior Naval Officer orders

2:00pm: Hands employed clearing up decks, stowing provisions, & as requisite

7:00pm: Patrol landed

8:00pm: Boats in use: 2nd Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


[RAMBLER, paddle tug, Robust-class. Launched 21.12.08 John Brown. 690 tons, 150(oa), 144(pp)x27x11ft. 1250ihp, 12 kts. Served in Gibraltar, believe flew blue ensign. BU 1953.]


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28 January 1919

Gibraltar and at sea to Plymouth

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

4:00am: Fires alight in all boilers

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship

8:50am: Hands preparing ship for sea – hoisting boats & securing boats, ladders, etc.

11:15am: Tug RAMBLER alongside to assist in unmooring & turning

11:25am: Turned ship – pilot Woolage directing

11:30am: Proceeded

11:50am: set course S 13 W off south Mole – speed 60 revolutions – Streamed log

12:37pm: Log 9.9 altered course West

1:00pm: Increased to 64 revolutions

1:29pm: Reduced to 60 revolutions

2:25pm: Tarifa Light: abeam at 5 miles – altered course N 68 W – Log 47.9

4:42pm: Cape Spartel Lighthouse: abeam 5 miles altered course N 86 W – Log 47.9

6:40pm: Cape Trafalgar: bearing N 52 E altered course N 53 W

8:19pm: Cadiz Light: abeam – Log 84.4


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29 January 1919

At sea, Gibraltar to Plymouth

Lat 37.1, Long -9.2

8:00am: Rounds correct

9:50am: Cape St. Vincent Lighthouse: abeam at 15 1/2 miles – Log 220.5 altered course N 1 W

11:08am: Cape St. Vincent Lighthouse: abeam 10 miles – Log 234

12:00pm: Log reset

6:35pm: Cape Espichel Light: bearing N 66 E – Log 66.8

7:46pm: Cape Espichel Light: abeam at 23 1/2 miles – Log 78.7

8:10pm: Altered course N 6 W – Rounds correct

11:40pm: Cape Roca: bearing S 62 E – Log 116.4 altered course N 26 E


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30 January 1919

At sea, Gibraltar to Plymouth

Lat 40.2, Long -9.9

No noon position in log. Position above is at 8am.

3:20am: Altered course N 22 E – Log 152

9:00am: Rounds correct - Passing fog banks. Board of Trade regulations carried out

12:00pm: Log reset

12:50pm: Log 8.3 – lat: observation 40.9N

4:00pm: Deduced Reckoning Lat: 41.5, Long observed -9.8

8:00pm: Passed fog banks. Shipping & Transit regulations carried out

9:00pm: Rounds correct


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31 January 1919

At sea, Gibraltar to Plymouth

Lat 44.5, Long -9.0

2:20am: Sighted: Cape Villano: bearing S 86 E

2:30am: Altered course N 34 E

3:12am: Cape Villano Light: abeam at 13 miles – Log 153

8:00am: Deduced Reckoning lat: 43.7, Long -9.2

9:00am: Rounds correct

12:00pm: Log reset

5:05pm: Altered course N 40 E

6:10pm: Altered course N 43 E – Log 64.8

6:15pm: Position observed Lat: 45.4, Long -8.7

9:00pm: Rounds correct



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1919


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1 February 1919

At sea, Gibraltar to Plymouth

Lat 48.0, Long -7.1

7:40am: Position observed Lat: 47.3, Long -7.6

8:00am: Hands cleaning ship

12:00pm: Log reset

4:00pm: Altered course N 64 E

5:46pm: Position observed Lat: 48.8, Long -6.5

7:15pm: Altered course N 65 E

9:00pm: Rounds correct


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2 February 1919

At sea and at Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

1:05am: Sighted: LIZARD Point Light: bearing N 33 E

1:30am: Reduced to 55 revolutions

3:20am: LIZARD Point Light: abeam at 12 miles – altered course N 72 E

6:45am: Altered course East

7:09am: Eddystone Light: abeam at 1 1/2 miles, N 81 E – altered course N 33 E – Handed log

7:15am: Increased to 60 revolutions

8:08am: Draystone Buoy

8:11am: Breakwater - slow

8:21am: New Grounds Buoy

8:25am: Stop

8:27am: Anchored port anchor in 7 fathoms with 4 shackles

11:00am: Paddler VICTORIA alongside commenced discharging Royal Air Force and naval personnel and baggage

1:30pm: Completed discharge of 146 Royal Air Force and 16 Naval ratings and 12 officers

2:00pm: First Class leave to Petty Officers & Chiefs

7:00pm: Boats in use: 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Steam at 2 hour notice


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3 February 1919

Plymouth

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

6:00am: Hands preparing ship for going alongside

6:55am: Hove up

7:00am: Aweigh

7:05am: Proceeded to Berth – pilot directing – tug in attendance

8:00am: Made fast alongside wharf at Turnchaple (cattewater)

10:00am: Hands preparing for discharge of ship’s & Royal Air Force stores

11:00am: Let fires die out

12:45pm: Monthly payment to Ship’s company

4:00pm: Hands employed discharging petrol

6:00pm: Completed discharge of petrol – Usual First Class leave granted

9:00pm: Boats in use: 1st Motorboat

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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4 February 1919

Plymouth

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship

8:50am: Hands employed discharging ammunition in Ordinance Lighter

10:00am: Mr. Rigby left ship on leave

1:15pm: Hands employed discharging ammunition

1:30pm: Landed Liberty men and watch keepers

4:30pm: Ceased work for the night

5:30pm: First Class leave to watch till 7:00am

9:00pm: Boats in use: 1st Motorboat

10:00pm: Rounds correct

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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5 February 1919

Plymouth

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship

9:00am: Hands employed cleaning out petrol tanks & painting on boat deck

1:15pm: Port Watch getting up ammunition & cleaning out petrol tanks

1:45pm: Royal Air Force working party arrived

2:30pm: Starboard Watch proceeded on leave till 7:00am – 14 February - Tug LUCY alongside for ammunition

3:45pm: Tug cast off

3:15pm: Finished discharging Royal Air Force

4:30pm: Leave to part of Watch (Stores till 11:00pm)

9:00pm: Boats in use: 1st Motorboat

10:00pm: Rounds correct

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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6 February 1919

Plymouth

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

6:30am: Hands preparing to leave jetty

7:50am: Tug alongside with Pilot

8:15am: Cast off from Turnchaple - Pilot Mr. Crowther directing – two tugs in attendance

9:05am: Secured alongside No. 1 jetty – South Dock

10:00am: Hands employed oiling & reeling up wires

12:00pm: Let fires die out

2:00pm: Discharged 2 ratings to hospital

4:00pm: Special leave to part of Watch till 7:00am

9:00pm: Boats in use: 1st Motorboat

10:00pm: Rounds correct


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7 February 1919

Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

6:30am: Hands cleaning Mess Deck & on upper deck brooming down

9:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

2:00pm: Hands cleaning up hold

4:30pm: Leave to part of watch till 7:00am

9:00pm: Rounds correct


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8 February 1919

Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship

8:30am: Shifted ship ahead to trim sheerlegs over Engine Room

9:45am: One prisoner discharged to Royal Navy Base for detention Warrant No. 51 read there

11:00am: Hands cleaning ship

11:30am: Ship shifted back to former position

1:00pm: Leave to part of watch till 7:00am

6:45pm: ATALANTA secured alongside with Liberty men

9:00pm: Rounds correct


[ATALANTA (ex‑LORENA), hired yacht, Pendant No 020. Built 1903, 1303grt/1393TM. Armament: 2‑3 in. In service 5.6.15‑21.2.19. May have served as wireless-equipped A/P Group Leader or in special yacht squadrons, at home or in Mediterranean. Log Book Availability. or
ATALANTA, hired drifter. Built 1903, 60grt, Buckie-reg BCK.165. In service 5.15‑1919 as boom defence vessel tender.]


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9 February 1919

Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship

9:45am: Piped down

9:50am: Tug ATALANTA alongside with Liberty men

8:20am: Cast off

1:00pm: Leave to part of watch till 7:00am

5:20pm: ATALANTA secured alongside with Liberty men

9:00pm: Rounds correct


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10 February 1919

Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

6:30am: Hands scrubbing decks

7:10am: Tug ATALANTA cast off

9:55am: ATALANTA III secured alongside

10:00am: Hands pumping & cleaning out petrol tanks

1:00pm: Hands pumping & cleaning out petrol tanks

4:30pm: Leave to part of watch till 7:00am

9:00pm: Rounds correct

10:00pm: Duty boats: Nil


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11 February 1919

Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

6:30am: Hands employed pumping & cleaning out petrol tanks

9:00am: Hands drawing Gunner’s & Bosun’s stores

1:00pm: Hands landing 4 1/2” & 5 1/2” wires for testing

4:30pm: Leave to part of watch till 7:00am

9:00pm: Rounds correct


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12 February 1919

Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

6:30am: Hands pumping & cleaning out petrol tanks

9:00am: Hands landing boats slings & 6 1/2” & 3 1/2” wires for testing

2:00pm: Hands employed drawing stores & cleaning out petrol tanks

4:00pm: Routine First Class leave

8:00pm: Boats in use: Nil

9:00pm: Rounds correct


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13 February 1919

[Ship has not moved but Log now lists ‘Plymouth’ as Port]

Plymouth

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

6:30am: Hands pumping & cleaning out petrol tanks

9:00am: Hands drawing stores & awnings, etc.

2:00pm: Hands returning protective mattresses & drawing stores

4:45pm: Exercised Fire Stations

9:00pm: Boats in use: Nil


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14 February 1919

Plymouth

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

6:30am: Hands cleaning ship

8:00am: Starboard watch returned off leave

9:00am: Hands drawing stores, wire hawsers returned from test

11:00am: Leave to Port Watch till 7:00am 23 February

1:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

4:00pm: Ship’s company exercised at Fire Stations

5:00pm: Routine First Class leave

9:00pm: Boats in use: Nil


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15 February 1919

Plymouth

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

6:30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8:40am: Clean Mess Deck

9:00am: Hands employed drawing stores from Dockyard

11:00am: Shifted Berth under sheerlegs

1:00pm: Liberty men landed

4:00pm: Watch to Fire Stations


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16 February 1919

Plymouth

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

6:30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9:30am: Rounds & Divisions

1:00pm: Liberty men landed

1:35pm: Lieutenant Connan Royal Marine Reserve: discharged to hospital [Possible: Donald M. Connan]


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17 February 1919

Plymouth

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

6:30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

10:00am: Hands employed drawing & returning stores

1:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

6:00pm: Liberty men landed


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18 February 1919

Plymouth

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

6:30am: Hands to Breakfast

7:30am: Hands employed reeling up hawsers, returning & drawing stores

7:50am: NEW ZEALAND out

10:00am: Hands employed embarking paint & stores for Royal Air Force

1:30pm: Hands employed provisioning ship

3:00pm: One Telegrapher discharged to hospital

6:00pm: Liberty men landed


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19 February 1919

Plymouth

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

5:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship & drawing stores

1:30pm: Hands employed cleaning ship & drawing stores

5:00pm: Liberty men landed


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20 February 1919

Plymouth

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

6:30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8:40am: Clean Mess Deck

9:00am: Hands drawing stores

1:30pm: Hands as in forenoon

5:00pm: Liberty men landed


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21 February 1919

Plymouth

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

1:30pm: Hands employed reeling up new wires

5:00pm: Liberty men landed


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22 February 1919

Plymouth

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

6:30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9:00am: Hands employed cleaning Mess Deck & drawing stores

1:00pm: Liberty men landed

1:30pm: 2nd Part employed stowing timber

3:50pm: Lighter secured alongside with Royal Air Force stores from ARGUS [Possible: ARGUS]

5:00pm: Liberty men landed


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23 February 1919

Plymouth

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

6:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7:00am: Secured ship for Basin Trial

9:00am: Started Basin Trial – Hands employed uncovering hold & cleaning ship

9:50am: Ammunition lighter secured alongside

10:00am: Hands employed embarking ammunition

11:00am: Finished Basin trial

1:15pm: Hands employed embarking ammunition

2:00pm: Ammunition stowed – Magazine locked

2:30pm: Embarked Royal Air Force stores from ARGUS

4:00pm: Liberty men landed


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24 February 1919

Plymouth

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

6:30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9:00am: Hands employed securing for sea & clearing decks

1:15pm: Hands employed securing for sea

3:15pm: Two officers joined ship for passage to Portsmouth

4:00pm: Special Duty men to stations

5:10pm: Cast off & proceeded in tow of Tug

5:17pm: Cast off tug

5:35pm: Hoisted motorboat

5:55pm: Streamed Patent Log

6:50pm: Eddytstone Light bearing N 82 W – Log 9.4 altered course S 66 E

9:25pm: Start Point abeam – Log 35 – Distance 6 Miles altered course N 86 E


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25 February 1919

Plymouth to Portsmouth

Portsmouth No. 3 Basin

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

2:40am: East of Lead – 31 fathoms

3:00am: 20 fathoms

3:25am: 26 fathoms

4:00am: East of Lead – 24 1/2 fathoms

4:40am: Altered course S 80 E – Log 100.5

5:10am: East of Lead – 21 fathoms – Log 105.5

5:20am: Anvil Point: bearing N 13 W – Log 107

6:00am: East of Lead – 20 1/2 fathoms Log 113.5

7:37am: Altered course N 60 E – log 128.5

8:49am: Passed No. 1 Buoy

8:59am: No. 2 Buoy

9:12am: No. 3

9:27am: No. 4

9:55am: Handed Log

10:23am: Came to starboard anchor at Spithead on 5 shackles in 12 fathoms

11:45am: Weighed and proceeded

12:10pm: Came to Starboard anchor in Sound

12:30pm: Special duty men to stations

12:45pm: Hove short

1:00pm: Aweigh & proceeded to “C” Lock

1:40pm: Secured in “C” Lock

3:00pm: Shifted Berth & secured in No. 3 Basin

5:0pm: Liberty men landed


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26 February 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

8:00am: Hands covering hold and clearing hold for stowing cases

9:00am: Commenced loading aeroplanes from railway trucks – working party of Labour Corps & Royal Air Force working party shipping & stowing cases in hold

10:00am: Shore crane in use for hoisting cases

1:00pm: Hands employed renewing motorboat falls, cleaning petrol tanks, & as requisite

4:00pm: 17 ratings discharged (Hostilities Only) on demobilising. – Usual 1st Class leave

7:00pm: Engineer Lieutenant discharged to hospital

10:00pm: 57 ratings joined ship from Chatham Depot.


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27 February 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

8:30am: Transport working party arrived

11:45am: Transport working party left ship

12:45pm: One Royal Air Force officer joined ship

1:15pm: Hands employed repairing provision net & as requisite

1:30pm: 20 ratings discharged ashore demobilized

4:00pm: 20 ratings discharged to Chatham Depot. 5 to Devonport Depot

5:30pm: Exercised Fire stations

11:40pm: One marine joined ship


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28 February 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

8:15am: Hands employed cleaning ship & as requisite

1:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

3:30pm: Leave to watch till 7:00am

4:30pm: Liberty men landed

6:40pm: Scotch and Irish liberty men landed on long leave subject to recall

7:30pm: Exercised Fire Stations



LOGS FOR MARCH 1919


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1 March 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

7:00am: Liberty men returned

7:45am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Saturday routine on Mess Deck

8:00am: 2 ratings joined ship from barracks

9:15am: Old ship’s company proceeded on long leave subject to recall

10:40am: One Lieutenant Royal Navy Reserve joined ship

11:00am: Leave to watch from 1:00 till 7:00am on 2 March

1:15pm: Liberty men landed

5:55pm: Exercised Fire Stations

7:40pm: 5 Ratings joined ship


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2 March 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

8:00am: Hands employed scrubbing decks

10:00am: Rounds – Hands covering hold

11:00am: Leave to watch from 1:00 till 7:00am

1:15pm: Landed Liberty men

5:00pm: Landed Liberty men


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3 March 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

7:45am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force working party arrived

11:30am: Royal Air Force working party left ship

1:15pm: Hands employed on upper deck & as requisite

1:25pm: Landed Football Party

3:00pm: CALLIOPE cast off

4:30pm: Royal Air Force working party left ship

5:00pm: Landed Liberty men

5:15pm: Exercised Fire Stations - Football Party returned - One Lieutenant joined ship


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4 March 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

7:45am: Hands employed coaling ship – Royal Air Force working party arrived

1:30pm: Hands coaling ship – Royal Air Force working party arrived & carrying on stowing hold

4:45pm: Royal Air Force ceased work

5:15pm: Exercised Fire Stations

5:30pm: Landed Liberty men


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5 March 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

7:45am: Hands employed on upper deck – Royal Air Force working party arrived

1:00pm: One man discharged to hospital

1:15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon & as requisite

5:00pm: Landed Liberty men

5:15pm: Exercised Fire Stations

5:30pm: Hands employed embarking Royal Air Force medical stores


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6 March 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

7:45am: Hands employed cleaning ship – Royal Air Force working party arrived

11:30am: Hands to Quarters – clean guns

1:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

4:40pm: Royal Air Force working party ceased work – hands covering hold

5:00pm: Landed Liberty men

5:15pm: Exercised Fire Stations


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7 March 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

7:45am: Hands employed uncovering hold – Royal Air Force working party arrived

1:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

5:00pm: Landed Liberty men

5:45pm: 5 Ratings Joined Ship


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8 March 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

7:45am: Hands employed cleaning ship – 31 Royal Air Force Ratings Joined Ship

12:00pm: Hands to Make and Mend

1:00pm: Liberty men landed

1:15pm: Starboard Watch & Royal Air Force working party employed stowing hold

5:00pm: Landed Liberty men


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9 March 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

7:45am: Hands employed scrubbing decks

11:20am: One man discharged to hospital

12:00pm: Leave to Watch from 1:00pm till 7:00am

1:00pm: Liberty men landed

4:00pm: Leave to 2nd part of Watch from 4:30pm till 7:00am

4:30pm: Landed Liberty men

8:00pm: Boats in use: Nil

12:00mid: No fires lit in main boilers


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10 March 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

4:00am: Lit up No. 2 boiler

8:00am: Hands employed uncovering hold then as requisite preparing ship for sea

10:00am: Royal Air Force loading ship

1:00pm: Hands employed as in forenoon

2:00pm: Royal Air Force loading & stowing ship

3:00pm: Changed over to ship’s Electrical Lighting

5:00pm: 1st Class leave as per Port orders

5:30pm: Exercised Fire Stations

8:00pm: Boats in use: Nil

12:00mid: Fires alight in one boiler


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11 March 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

7:00am: Liberty men returned on board

8:00am: Hands uncovering hold & cleaning ship. Overhauling boats falls & as requisite

10:00am: Royal Air Force loading & stowing ship

3:45pm: 3 Ratings and 2 Royal Air Force discharged to hospital

4:00pm: Leave to Watch

5:00pm: Landed Liberty men

6:00pm: Exercised Fire Stations


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12 March 1919

Portsmouth and at sea to Malta

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

5:00am: Routine

8:00am: Hands employed covering hold, stowing gear & preparing ship for sea

9:30am: 2 Engine Room Artificers & 1 Signalman Joined Ship

11:00am: 1 Chief Stoker and 1 Marine, 2 Royal Air Forces discharged to hospital

1:15pm: Shifted ship from No. 3 basin

1:45pm: Secured in “C” Lock

3:03pm: Left “C” Lock & proceeded out of harbour assisted by Tug PERT

3:25pm: Passed Blockhouse

4:00pm: Discharged pilot off outer Spit buoy

4:25pm: Proceeded

4:53pm: Off Nab End Buoy

5:53pm: Off No. 1 Channel Buoy – streamed Log

5:58pm: Dunmore Island abeam altered course S 77 W

6:35pm: St. Catherines Light: abeam N 13 W – distance 2 miles – Log 7.1

9:15pm: Anvil Point House: N 13 W 13 miles – Log 30.6

11:00pm: Portland Bill Lighthouse: abeam N 13 W distance 19 miles – Log 45.9


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13 March 1919

At sea, Portsmouth to Malta

At Sea

Lat 49.2, Long -5.1

4:00am: Routine

8:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship & as requisite

4:00pm: Hands employed as requisite

6:00pm: Evening Quarters

9:00pm: Rounds correct

9:56pm: Altered course S 37 W – Log 254


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14 March 1919

At sea, Portsmouth to Malta

Lat 46.5, Long -8.1

4:00am: Routine

8:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship & as requisite

1:00pm: 1 Able Seaman put below in cells

4:00pm: Watch employed as requisite

5:00pm: Evening Quarters

9:05pm: Altered course S 40 W – Log 293


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15 March 1919

At sea, Portsmouth to Malta

Lat 42.5, Long -10.1

4:00am: Routine

7:00am: Altered course S 34 W

8:00am: Altered course S 32 W – Watch employed as requisite

9:30am: Altered course S 15 W

11:00am: HMS CHALLENGER Passed North

1:00pm: Hands to Make and Mend clothes

5:00pm: Evening Quarters


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16 March 1919

From Portsmouth to Malta

At Sea

Lat 38.4, Long -9.9

5:00am: Routine

5:02am: Burleys Light House: S 53 E

6:05am: Burleys Lighthouse: abeam

9:30am: Altered course S 4 E - Divisions & Prayers

11:00am: Read articles of War

1:00pm: One log line 65 fathoms. One Governor and Rotator lost overboard

1:40pm: Altered course S 6 E

2:00pm: Streamed new Log

7:25pm: Cape St. Vincent: S 60 E – Log 57

8:39pm: Cape St. Vincent: abeam N 85 E – distance 16 1/2 miles

8:53pm: Altered course S 54 E

10:00pm: Cape St. Vincent: abeam N 35 E


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17 March 1919

At sea, Portsmouth to Malta

Lat 35.9, Long -6.3

3:00am: Pitching and Shipping Water over fore deck

5:00am: Routine

8:00am: Watch employed as requisite – altered course S 56 E

9:30am: Increased to 68 revolutions

11:16am: Altered course S 54 E

2:50pm: Cape Spartel: abeam distance 3.5 miles

3:00pm: Altered course N 82 E

4:00pm: Cape Tarifa Light House: abeam distance 4 miles

4:50pm: Decreased to 65 revolutions

5:00pm: Altered course N 72 E

5:34pm: EUROPA Point abeam bearing N 18 W – altered course S 84 E – Log 685

10:20pm: Altered course S 85 E


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18 March 1919

At sea, Portsmouth to Malta

Lat 36.6, Long -0.8

1:45am: Cape Laeratip abeam-extreme range

5:00am: Routine

6:00am: HM Torpedo Boat Destroyer ALARM & MEREIDE Passed West

7:42am: Cape De Gata: abeam N 5 E distance 17 miles – Log 841

9:30am: Seamen mustered bedding

11:00am: Increased to 68 revolutions

1:55pm: Altered course S 88 E

2:00pm: Royal Air Force aired bedding

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Exercised Fire and Abandon Ship Stations

5:50pm: Altered course S 59 E

10:30pm: Cape Lenez Light: abeam distance 13 1/2 miles – Log 115


[ALARM, destroyer, Acorn-class, designated H-class, H.05 (1914), H.04 (1.18). Launched 29.8.10 John Brown. c720-760 tons, 246(oa), 240(pp)x25x8ft. Turbine 13500shp, 27kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 2nd DF, Grand Fleet 1914-15, six ships to Mediterranean in 1915, five more in 1916, all there by 1918. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Hayle.]


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19 March 1919

At sea, Portsmouth to Malta

Lat 37.3, Long 4.5

2:17am: Cape Shushel Light abeam Log 155 distance 17 miles

3:58am: Cape Caseine Light: bearing S 67 E (magnetic) – Log 171

5:00am: Heavy NE swell vessel pitching

5:30am: Altered course N 89 E – Log 87

5:45am: Cape Caseine: abeam South (magnetic) – Log 189 – distance 13 miles

7:00am: Routine

10:00am: Divisions & Prayers - Physical Drill – Exercised Collision & Action Stations

11:00am: Watch employed fitting spars & boat gear

12:20pm: Altered course N 88 E – Log 257.5

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Exercised Fire Stations

9:21pm: Bongorone Light: abeam distance 21 miles – Log 252

10:00pm: Altered course N 86 E


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20 March 1919

At sea, Portsmouth to Malta

Lat 38.0, Long 9.7

4:00am: NW Swell

6:30am: Altered course N 85 E (magnetic)

8:26am: Galita Island: abeam distance 16 miles – Log 473

9:30am: Divisions & Prayers & Physical Drill

11:00am: Hands employed refitting

12:45pm: Altered course S 82 E

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

6:05pm: Altered course S 9 E – Log 571

11:10pm: Altered course S 29 E


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21 March 1919

At sea and at Malta

Lat 36.3, Long 13.8

3:10am: Spadilla Lighthouse: abeam (Pantellano) – Islands bearing S 31 W (magnetic) – distance 5 miles – Log 654.5 – altered course S 59 E (magnetic)

6:00am: Routine

9:00am: Divisions & Prayers – Exercised Fire Stations – Royal Air Force Physical Drill

10:00am: Hands employed as requisite

11:30am: Altered course S 55 E

12:15am: Sighted: Gozo Island: S 45 E (magnetic)

1:45pm: Greurdan Hill Light House: abeam 3 1/2 miles – Log 763

2:14pm: Altered course S 42 E

3:29pm: St Elino Lighthouse: abeam S 3 W altered course toward harbour entrance – handed Log

3:40pm: Special Duty men

3:44pm: Passed Breakwater Light House

3:49pm: Entered harbour

4:10pm: Seuglea Point

4:20pm: Secured alongside Torpedo Boat TEngine Room ArtificerPH at Hamilton Wharf

4:30pm: Finished engine – clocks put forward one hour to Mid European Time

5:40pm: Coal & oil lighters alongside – commenced coaling & oiling ship

6:08pm: One rating discharged to hospital – Leave to Port Watch

7:30pm: Complete with coal & oil – received 13 tons – Rounds correct

10:00pm: Complete with oil – received 330 tons

11:30pm: Lighters left


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22 March 1919

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

6:00am: Routine

7:00am: Liberty men returned aboard

9:00am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning boats & as requisite

11:00am: 1 hammer lost overboard

1:00pm: Leave to Starboard Watch

1:30pm: Liberty men landed

2:00pm: Hands to Make and Mend

4:00pm: Leave to Canteen party from 7:00 till 9:00pm

5:00pm: Evening Quarters

6:00pm: Fire Appliances correct

9:00pm: Rounds correct


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23 March 1919

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

6:00am: Routine

7:00am: Liberty men returned aboard – hands cleaning ship

8:45am: HMS TILBURY secured alongside

9:00am: Presbyterian Church party landed

9:30am: Divisions & Prayers

10:00am: Roman Catholics Church party landed

11:05am: Church parties returned

1:00pm: Liberty men landed

2:45pm: Sustained damage to Starboard hawse pipe, Casting & Plating. Caused by Japanese Destroyer HAEDA shifting Berth from Hamilton Wharf.

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Liberty men landed

9:00pm: Rounds correct


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24 March 1919

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

6:00am: Routine

7:00am: Liberty men returned aboard

9:00am: Hands employed cleaning ship’s side & painting boats

11:00am: Dockyard Party repairing damage to hawse pipe

1:00pm: Hands employed as requisite

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Liberty men landed

9:00pm: Rounds correct


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25 March 1919

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

6:00am: Routine

9:00am: Hands employed as requisite

10:00am: Dockyard party repairing hawse pipe

1:00pm: Hands cleaning ship

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Liberty men landed

9:00pm: Rounds correct


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26 March 1919

Malta and at sea toMudros

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

6:00am: Routine

7:00am: Hands employed as requisite

8:50am: Tugs alongside – shifted ship to Dockyard Quay to embark Royal Air Force workshop lorry

11:00am: Hands preparing ship for sea

2:15pm: Left Wharf assisted by Tugs

2:35pm: Swinging Ship. Slipped Tugs & proceeded out of harbour

2:49pm: Passed Breakwater – 68 revolutions

2:55pm: set course S 85 E

3:05pm: Delmara Point: abeam – Set Log

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Liberty men landed

9:00pm: Rounds correct


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27 March 1919

At sea, Malta to Mudros

Lat 35.9, Long 19.1

6:00am: Routine

6:30am: Passed HMS PELORUS bound West – Scrub decks & clean paintwork

9:00am: Divisions & Prayers & Physical Drill

11:00am: Quarters clean guns

12:00pm: Dinner

1:00pm: Altered course S 88 E

2:00pm: Watch employed as requisite

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Exercised Abandon Ship Stations & Fire stations

9:00pm: Rounds correct


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28 March 1919

At sea, Malta to Mudros

Lat 36.5, Long 24.8

2:45am: Kithera Island: N 60 E

4:55am: Altered course N 84 E – Log 394

6:00am: Watch employed as requisite

6:22am: Evo Island: abeam distance 2 miles – Log 409.4

7:10am: Altered course N 37 E – Log 418

9:00am: Hands employed refitting gear, rigging & as requisite

11:05am: Altered course N 34 E

11:50am: Belo Pulo Island: abeam

12:34pm: Phalconera Island: abeam bearing S 56 _ (magnetic) distance 27 miles – Log 472.5 altered course N 36 E

3:54pm: Altered course N 41 E

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Exercised Abandon Ship

4:50pm: Cape Savelos Zea Island: abeam distance 3miles: N 49 W

5:45pm: Cape Spathe (Zea Island): abeam N 49 W (magnetic) distance 3 miles altered course N 25 E

7:52pm: Cape Phassa: abeam 3miles

8:20pm: Altered course N 19 E – Log 547

11:40pm: Lithsi Point: bearing 45 W – Log 568


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29 March 1919

At sea and at Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

12:15am: Lithari Point Skyros Island: abeam distance 11 miles

5:20am: Sighted: Lemnos Island

5:42am: Altered course N 13 W for harbour entrance

6:35am: Passed Kastro Island: Distance 3/4 mile – handed log

6:57am: Passed Lemni Point

7:00am: Passed Langrada Point reduced to 45 revolutions

7:12am: Stopped

7:15am: Let go port anchor and came to in 6.5 fathoms water 4 shackles in Mudros Harbour

11:00am: Clocks forward one hour to Eastern European Time

1:00pm: Anchor bearings:

   Ispath flag staff S 85 E

   Talkina point N 32 E

   Meganorus Point mast S 16 W

3:00pm: Raised steam for 1/2 hour’s notice

5:00pm: Evening Quarters

6:00pm: Starboard motorboat – Duty boat

9:00pm: Rounds correct


Total distance Malta to Mudros 671 miles at sped 10.4 knots

Steaming time 2 days 16 hours 10 minutes


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30 March 1919

Mudros

Lat 39.9, Long 25.24

5:00am: Routine

7:00am: Hands to clean ship

9:00am: Divisions & Prayers

12:00pm: Dinner

3:00pm: 5 Royal Air Force Ratings joined ship from Headquarters Mudros

5:00pm: Evening Quarters

6:00pm: 5 Royal Air Force Ratings discharged to Headquarters Mudros

9:00pm: Rounds correct


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31 March 1919

Mudros and at sea to Constantinople

Lat 40.02, Long 26.2

No position in log. Approximate position in log is based on the reference to ‘Entrance to Dardanelles’ at 11.43am.

Dardanelles

5:00am: Called hands

5:40am: Hove short

6:00am: Anchor aweigh proceeded out of harbour Course as requisite – 68 revolutions

6:18am: Passed Sangrada Point

6:38am: Passed Kestro Island Lighthouse: abeam – course S 85 E - streamed log

7:15am: Cape Irene: abeam distance 3miles

9:00am: Divisions – air bedding

9:40am: Rouente Point Lighthouse: abeam distance 6 miles – altered course N 63 E

10:28am: SE Point Lenedos abeam altered course N 2 W and various passing through Lenedos straits

10:35am: Godare Qabu

11:43am: Passed Position “E” (Entrance to Dardanelles) altered course N 70 E

1:25pm: Passed Nagara Point Lighthouse

3:10pm: Decreased to 48 revolutions

3:28pm: Gallipoli Lighthouse: abeam distance 1/2 mile

3:36pm: Set course N 68 E

3:56pm: Diana Shoal Gas buoy abeam – Log 915 [Ed: “915” possible read error]

5:00pm: Evening Quarters

7:40pm: Hora Light: abeam distance 2 miles altered course N 63 E

8:28pm: Khairsas Ada Island Light: abeam distance 2 miles – Log 126

9:00pm: Altered course N 79 E – Log 130

10:04pm: Tainu Ada Light: abeam distance 5.5 miles – Log 138



LOGS FOR APRIL 1919


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1 April 1919

At sea and at Constantinople

Lat 41.0, Long 29.0

5:13am: Cape Stephano Light: abeam distance 3 miles – Log 196 – altered course N 69 E

6:00am: Handed Log

6:15am: Seragio Point Light House abeam

6:20am: Courses various proceeding to anchorage

6:32am: Stop engine

6:33am: Let go Port anchor. Veered to 3 Shackles in 8 fathoms water

6:45am: Rang off engine

   Teauda Tower bearing N 8 E (magnetic)

   Tenagilo Point Light House S 78 E

11:00am: Hands employed embarking stores & as requisite

12:00pm: Dinner

2:00pm: Hands variously employed

3:00pm: Starboard Motorboat Duty Boat

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

6:00pm: Water boat alongside

9:00pm: Rounds correct


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2 April 1919

Constantinople and at sea to Batum

Lat 41.0, Long 29.0

5:00am: Routine

7:00am: Drifter alongside with Royal Air Force stores

9:00am: Hands employed as requisite

12:00pm: Dinner

1:00pm: Hoisted in 1st Motorboat

1:40pm: Special Duty men hove short

2:00pm: Aweigh – proceeded half speed – 70 revs – courses various whilst passing through Bosphorus

2:08pm: Learder Tower abeam – streamed log

2:52pm: Passed Kantejch Point

3:30pm: Anatola Point abeam – altered course N 71 E – Log 14.6 – reduced to 65 revolutions

4:00pm: Altered course N 48 E

5:10pm: Bosphorus Light abeam

5:18pm: Altered course N 74 E – Log 35

9:00pm: Rounds correct


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3 April 1919

At sea, Constantinople to Batum

Lat 42.4, Long 33.9

4:46am: Cape Amastra Light abeam (full range)

5:00am: Routine

7:00am: Hands employed cleaning & painting ship

9:00am: Divisions

10:30am: Passed HMS FORWARD steering West

3:20pm: Altered course S 83 E

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

9:00pm: Rounds correct


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4 April 1919

At sea, Constantinople to Batum

Lat 42.0, Long 39.8

6:00am: Routine

9:00am: Divisions

9:10am: Reduced to 55 revolutions – Hands employed as requisite

1:00pm: Fog 3 – Carried out regulations

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

7:00pm: Altered course N 83 W – Log 523

12:00mid: Altered course S 83 E – Log 585.5


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5 April 1919

At sea and at Batum

Lat 41.65, Long 41.65

3:00am: Thick fog

4:00am: Courses S 83 E & N83 W off Port waiting for fog to lift

7:00am: Hands employed as requisite

10:31am: Altered course S 61 E towards harbour – 68 revolutions

10:58am: Courses & speed various entering harbour

11:30am: Handed Log

12:00pm: Stopped awaiting Instructions

12:20pm: Pilot aboard proceeded into harbour

12:35pm: Passed Breakwater

12:45pm: Let go Port anchor – 4 shackles – swinging ship assisted by Tug MORSE

1:10pm: Secured alongside Quay – Clocks advanced one hour – 3 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time

2:00pm: Lowered 1st Motorboat

4:00pm: Evening Quarters – Fire Appliances correct

6:00pm: Liberty men landed

9:00pm: Rounds correct


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6 April 1919

Batum

Lat 41.65, Long 41.65

6:00am: Routine

9:00am: Divisions & Prayers

11:00am: Hoisted 1st Motorboat inboard

12:00pm: Dinner

1:30pm: Liberty men landed

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:30pm: Liberty men landed

7:00pm: Fire Appliances correct

9:00pm: Rounds correct

10:00pm: Liberty men returned on board


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7 April 1919

Batum

Lat 41.65, Long 41.65

6:00am: Routine

9:00am: Hands employed as requisite

10:00am: Discharging Royal Air Force stores & machines

12:00pm: Dinner

1:00pm: Stations for shifting ship

2:00pm: Cast off from wharf, hove up anchor and shifting Billet to North jetty assisted by Tug MORSE and Pilot – Engine & Helm as requisite

3:25pm: Secured alongside

4:00pm: Football Party landed

4:30pm: Liberty men landed

7:00pm: Fire Appliances correct

9:00pm: Rounds correct

11:00pm: Liberty men returned on board


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8 April 1919

Batum

Lat 41.65, Long 41.65

6:00am: Routine

7:00am: Hands employed painting Mess Deck & cleaning ship

8:00am: Royal Air Force discharging stores & machines

12:00pm: Dinner

1:00pm: Hands employed as above

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:30pm: Liberty men landed - Fire Appliances correct

9:00pm: Rounds correct

11:00pm: Liberty men returned on board


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9 April 1919

Batum

Lat 41.65, Long 41.65

6:00am: Routine

9:00am: Divisions & Prayers

10:00am: Quarters clean guns

10:30am: Hands employed painting ship – Royal Air Force discharging stores & machines

12:00pm: Dinner

1:30pm: Liberty men (Port Watch) landed

2:00pm: Hands employed as above

4:00pm: Football Party landed

5:30pm: Liberty men landed

9:00pm: Rounds correct

10:00pm: Liberty men returned on board


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10 April 1919

Batum

Lat 41.65, Long 41.65

6:00am: Routine

8:00am: Hands employed as requisite

9:00am: Run wire & hawser to mooring buoy

10:00am: One Gunmetal crutch lost overboard from 2nd Whaler

11:00am: Royal Air Force discharging stores & as requisite

12:00pm: Dinner

1:00pm: 8 Royal Air Force Ratings joined ship

2:00pm: Hands painting turning shelter & as requisite

3:00pm: 4 Royal Air Force officers joined ship

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Fire Appliances correct – Liberty men landed

6:30pm: Liberty men landed

9:00pm: Rounds correct

10:00pm: Liberty men returned on board


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11 April 1919

Batum

Lat 41.65, Long 41.65

6:00am: Routine

9:00am: Divisions

10:00am: Hands employed cleaning out boats & overhauling boats falls & gear

11:00am: Royal Air Force discharging stores & as requisite

12:00pm: Dinner

1:30pm: Both Watches to Small Arms drill

2:00pm: Hands painting turning Shelter & as requisite

4:00pm: Evening Quarters

5:00pm: Fire Appliances correct

5:30pm: Liberty men landed

9:00pm: Rounds correct

10:00pm: Liberty men returned on board


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12 April 1919

Batum

Lat 41.65, Long 41.65

6:00am: Routine